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Re: How to get mail to local destinations delivered?



Chris G wrote:
On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 08:56:14PM +0900, John Summerfield wrote:
Chris G wrote:
On Sat, Nov 10, 2007 at 11:28:16PM +0530, Vivek J. Patankar wrote:
Chris G wrote:
I don't want to open up port 25 and it seems a bit silly anyway to
send mail on such a long round trip.  Is there any way I can tell
sendmail that home.isbd.net is localhost (or 192.168.1.1)?  I have an
entry for home.isbd.net in my /etc/hosts file which is:-
    192.168.1.1     home    home.isbd.net
Try adding 127.0.0.1 as home.isbd.net in the hosts file.

There's a big comment in /etc/hosts saying that breaks things.
He said "add," not "change" or "replace." It shouldn't take long to see what it breaks, if anything.

The comment says:-

    # By the way, Arnt Gulbrandsen <agulbra nvg unit no> says that 127.0.0.1
    # should NEVER be named with the name of the machine.  It causes problems
    # for some (stupid) programs, irc and reputedly talk. :^)
    #


It's broken _now_ Chris.

fwiw here's mine, where's that comment?

[root potoroo mail]# cat /etc/hosts
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
127.0.0.1               localhost.localdomain localhost localhost
::1             localhost6.localdomain6 localhost6
[root potoroo mail]#

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Cheers
John

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