On Sun, Dec 07, 2003 at 07:07:59PM -0500, Marty Landman typed:
> I've given this another try and got much further albeit w/o visible 
> success. Here are my notes interleaved in your instructions.
> At 09:53 PM 12/3/2003, Steve Bertrand wrote:
> >assume the following:
> >
> >- your domain name is example.com
> Newbie that I am not certain that my understanding of this is correct. My 
> /etc/rc.conf file has
> hostname="SwamiSalami.face2interface.domain"
> so this is my fqdn, right? And my domain name is face2interface.domain? 
> That's the way I set up things.

And there's your problem. "face2interface.domain" does not resolve in DNS,
so most if not all other mail servers on the internet will refuse to
accept email from it. You can either set your hostname to something that 
does resolve, or configure sendmail to masquerade as something that
You can read more about configuring sendmail in the file


> >- the IP of your mail server is
> The ip adr of my fbsd box, i.e. the one being configured to act as the mail 
> server for my lan is
> >- your default gateway for your network is
> Yes, I think. That's the ip adr for my workstation, the box that has the 
> dial up connection w/ windows ics enabled.
> >- your ip of your client computer is
> I'm going to use my workstation as the client computer, i.e. to do testing.
> >- your mail server name is mail.example.com
> If my other assumptions are right then this is mail.face2interface.domain - 
> but maybe there is something more to this and I'm ignorant???
> >- your client computer name is client.example.com
> delliver.mshome.net
> >- your mail server will back as a qpopper and DNS server for the network
> Meaning my lan, the local network right?
> >10> Configure your client machine to check email
> >        [snip]
> >11> Check && send email
> Steve, I get a "Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 Host unknown" when trying to 
> send an email from the server to the client, i.e. from 
> SwamiSalami.face2interface.domain to [EMAIL PROTECTED] and an error 
> on delliver 'Resolving address for "mail.face2interface.domain"' when 
> trying to send an email from the client to the server (It goes through the 
> server either way so the server is a client in this test, right?). Although 
> I can ping both boxes from delliver (the client) I can't ping swamisalami 
> from itself, can ping delliver from swamisalami.
> On the bright side, everything that worked before still works afaik. So how 
> do I start debugging from here?
> BTW, the only issue I had with the instructions were where one of the kill 
> -HUP `cat....` cmds didn't work as is because the cat pid output wasn't 
> right w/o somehow parsing first.
> >If you receive email for this user into the account, then thank god
> And here I'd thought that email was technology rather than religion.
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