> hi,
> did you try digging the nameserver
> dig @nameserver localhost.visimation.com
> Cheers
Here is the result:

; <<>> DiG 8.3 <<>> @nameserver localhost.visimation.com
; Bad server: nameserver -- using default server and timer opts
; (1 server found)
;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
;; got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 4
;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0
;;      localhost.visimation.com, type = A, class = IN

localhost.visimation.com.  1H IN A

;; Total query time: 1 msec
;; FROM: forcefield.visimation.com to SERVER: default -- 10.0.0.X
;; WHEN: Sun Jan  5 13:15:55 2003
;; MSG SIZE  sent: 42  rcvd: 58

There of course is no entry in the internal network name server's zone
files for localhost.visimation.com.  In a simple installation of FBSD,
shouldn't sendmail use itself as the relay?  And then just use the
nameserver in resolv.conf to resolve the domain name in the email
address?  Why is it trying to contact localhost.visimation.com (and not
its host name forcefield.visimation.com?), and why is it not finding it?
Shouldn't it use the hosts file first for name resolution?  In my
/etc/hosts I have the following entries:       localhost.visimation.com localhost
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx forcefield.visimation.com forcefield
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx forcefield.visimation.com.

Is it because the first entry doesn't have a trailing period after

Thanks for your help,

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