-segmentation fault- press any key to reboot Damn damn damn [EMAIL PROTECTED] said, after restarting his PC and mailer on Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 12:00 .
> Message: 12 > Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 19:37:36 -0500 > From: Eric Crist <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Subject: Re: FQDN Hostnames, Sendmail and Spamassassin. > On Jul 30, 2007, at 6:23 PMJul 30, 2007, RW wrote: > > I have my hostname in rc.conf defined as a FQDN - ending in a > > dot. IIRC it's needed to prevent sendmail waiting a long time > > for DNS if the network is unavailable at boot-time. > > I recently noticed that when I send myself email through > > sendmail I'm hitting this spamassassin test at my email > > service: > > 2.3 FH_HELO_ENDS_DOT Helo ends with a dot > > It doesn't actually matter to me, because I don't use sendmail > > much, but what are the rights and wrongs of this? I was under > > the impression that any name used in an helo/ehlo should be a > > FQDN. > AFAIK, an FQDN does not need to end with a dot. While they do, by > definition, end with a dot, that nomenclature is typically only used > in DNS zone files. > FWIW, I've never noticed a problem with slow boot when there's > network problems. If you do notice problems, simply make an > entry in the /etc/hosts file to map the local hostname to it's > corresponding IP address. > HTH. > > Eric Crist In setting up a SuSE system [I have 2 linux systems I've had to support] I found that I could not send any mail to any MS based system. The error message from MS ended with a period, but it looked like it was the punctuation on a statement. I found that the FQDN in the sendmail config file ended in '.' - and all MS sites would reject that email because of the trailing dot. Bill -- Bill Vermillion - bv @ wjv . com _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"