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...
> > 
> >      554.5.3.0 host "localhost" unknown: Invalid Argument
> >      Jan.... IBM-R40e sm-mta [417] 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:
>         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
>     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]       IBM-R40e [EMAIL PROTECTED]    IBM-R40e [EMAIL PROTECTED]

This is my new /etc/hosts now:
        ::1             localhost       localhost        [EMAIL PROTECTED]

I had to supply [EMAIL PROTECTED] because Gnome 2 complains
that it can not find it...So, I just invented it...I hope that it is
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
To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"

Reply via email to