Re: Sendmail redirects all *local* mail to domain MX ?????
On Mon, 13 Jan 1997, Perry Piplani wrote:
> I just installed debian in one of my boxes (from slakware) and noticed a
> problem. All local mail on the system and all mail from outside address to
> firstname.lastname@example.org is being re-addressed by sendmail to the main MX for
> may domain.
> I want mail specifically addressed to email@example.com to be
> delivered to thishost.mydom.com *not* mxhost.mydom.com. That's how it worked
> on slackware.
A guess, and let me reiterate that it is just a guess, would be that
sendmail on the local machine has one (or both) of these configuration
1) It has been set up to forward all mail to a mailhub (Null client).
2) It doesn't recognize thishost as its host name.
For #1, look for options in the sendmail.cf such as:
DS (smart relay host) -or-
DH (hub host) (to which all mail is sent) -or-
DH (who gets all local email traffic).
For #2, double check that /etc/hostname is the same as a reverse DNS lokup
on the IP address of the machine.
I'm a bit surprised that mx.mydom.com accepts your mail, as
/etc/mail/sendmail.cw (in the debian implementation, was formerly in
sendmail.cf as CW) must contain thishost.mydom.com. Unless of course that
you are sending to firstname.lastname@example.org and wanting it to be delivered locally,
in which case you need to add mydom.com to the /etc/mail/sendmail.cw.
Let me know if any of this makes sense, let alone fixes the problem.
Peter J. Templin, Jr. Client Services Analyst
Computer & Communication Services tel: (717) 524-1590
Bucknell University email@example.com
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