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Re: /etc/mail/nsswitch.conf (and /etc/mail/service.switch*)

On Tue, 29 May 2001, Richard A Nelson wrote:

> On Tue, 29 May 2001, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> > Subject: /etc/mail/nsswitch.conf (and /etc/mail/service.switch*)
> >
> > Are these used by sendmail or are they there for demonstration purposes?
> They are indeed used, and should mirror your /etc/nsswitch.conf (barring
> the small syntatic change).
> > I'm running 8.11.3+8.12.0.Beta7-8, and it's doing some kooky stuff with
> > respect to DNS resolution and mail delivery. It's swearing black and blue
> > that a domain isn't resolving so it's queuing it, but I can resolve it by
> > hand. Very confusing, and very annoying.
> I'll bet you've got a b0rked name server in your path...
> 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?

> > Even if you send a test message by connecting to port 25, and manually
> > talking SMTP, after going RCPT TO: it goes "Recipient ok, (will queue)",
> > so it categorically thinks the domain's uncontactable (or at least
> > unresolveable).
> >
> > Just wondering if the switch files have anything to do with it.
> Not with this problem...
> -- 
> Rick Nelson
> <Knghtbrd> you people are all insane.
> <Joey> knight: sure, that's why we work on Debian.
> <JHM> Knghtbrd: get in touch with your inner nutcase.

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