Re: /etc/mail/nsswitch.conf (and /etc/mail/service.switch*)
On Wed, 30 May 2001, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> > Install Beta10-1,Beta7-9, or if they're not yet available, add this to
> > /etc/mail/sendmail.mc:
> > define(`confBIND_OPTS', `+WorkAroundBrokenAAAA')dnl
> > run sendmailconfig (or make)
> > restart/reload sendmail
> That was amazing. The mail queue is like nearly empty now. What does it do
> exactly? In what way is one of my nameservers b0rked?
Use "WorkAroundBrokenAAAA" when
faced with a a broken nameservers that returns SERV
FAIL (a temporary failure) on T_AAAA (IPv6) lookups
during hostname canonification.
The truely correct thing would be to find which nameserver is fubar and
lart its admin until things are correct... This is just a stop-gap
measure to keep us up and running.
<_Anarchy_> Argh.. who's handing out the paper bags 8)