Ack, I have been at this an hour, and I have come to the conclusion
that I am missing something -- probably something completely obvious.
Ok, the situation is as follows.
I have a new nameserver set up at 126.96.36.199
This nameserver has an "MX" record for our domain
This nameserver has "A" records for _all_ hosts
Using the new nameserver:
I can nslookup any short hostname, fqdn, or MX record.
I can telnet to any host, using the short hostname or fqdn.
I can mail to any fqdn or MX alias.
=======> I _can't_ *mail* to any short hostname except the localhost's
(it says "host unknown" when I do a "smail -bt" test)
Can somebody help me figure out what it is trying to do? Smail seems
to be failing to figure out that it needs to tack on .simons-rock.edu
to the name. As I said above, I can nslookup short hostnames and fqdn
just fine (e.g. plato and plato.simons-rock.edu).
My DNS records are set up in the following format :
; MX Mail routing ("A" records are for broken mailers which require IPs.)
simons-rock.edu. IN MX 0 plato.simons-rock.edu.
simons-rock.edu. IN A 188.8.131.52
abel.simons-rock.edu. IN MX 0 plato.simons-rock.edu.
; Networking Office 1 - 30
plato.simons-rock.edu. IN A 184.108.40.206
www.simons-rock.edu. IN CNAME plato.simons-rock.edu.
gopher.simons-rock.edu. IN CNAME plato.simons-rock.edu.
My relevant /etc/smail/transports entry:
smtp: driver=tcpsmtp, max_addrs=100, -max_chars, inet;
use_bind, defer_no_connect, -local_mx_okay, defnames
defer_no_connect, -local_mx_okay, defnames,