On Wed, 2004-01-14 at 17:18, Matthew Seaman wrote: > On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 09:08:32PM -0700, Rommel B. Ikeda wrote: > > Hi, > > > > I do not know if the "Subject Name" was the right one for it...because I really do > > not know what is going on... > > > > I have been seeing this message... > > > > 518.104.22.168 host "localhost" unknown: Invalid Argument > > Jan.... IBM-R40e sm-mta  NOQUEUE:SYSERR (root)"localhost" unknown: > > Invalid Argument > > Sendmail is trying to convert the hostname 'localhost' into an IP > number. Not being able to do that is not good. > > You should have at least an entry for localhost in your /etc/hosts: > > 127.0.0.1 localhost > > You might also have the IPv6 equivalent: > > ::1 localhost > > and having the same information available from the DNS is quite handy: > > % host localhost. > localhost has address 127.0.0.1 > localhost has address ::1 > localhost mail is handled (pri=5) by localhost > > Note: you will also tend to have entries for > 'localhost.your.domain.com' -- these are fine, but not as important as > the straight 'localhost' entries. > > Cheers, > > Matthew
Thank you very much for the reply... This was what was in my /etc/hosts before your response... ::1 IBM-R40e [EMAIL PROTECTED] 127.0.0.1 IBM-R40e [EMAIL PROTECTED] 192.168.1.35 IBM-R40e [EMAIL PROTECTED] This is my new /etc/hosts now: ::1 localhost 127.0.0.1 localhost 10.0.0.1 [EMAIL PROTECTED] I had to supply 10.0.0.1 [EMAIL PROTECTED] because Gnome 2 complains that it can not find it...So, I just invented it...I hope that it is right... One thing I do not I understand is that when I do: %host localhost. It will be give a "Host not found" response...But, my system is working fine...What do you think is wrong with it... Once again, thank you for the response... Rommel Ikeda _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"