You can not use your FBSD sendmail server to send email to the public internet because you do not have officially registered domain name. You can install fetchmail to retrieve your email from your ISP and populate your gateway sendmail mail boxes. Then config your lan users mail clients to target your sendmail server to get their email. But really that is a lot of busy work unless you want to learn about how email works. What you should really do is config your lan users email clients to get their email directly from your ISP, side stepping sendmail completely. You will only use sendmail to receive email msgs to root from the FBSD operating system. You know, when you log in an root, the you have mail mesg.
-----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of dps Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 3:59 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Sendmail Newbie Question Hello~ Excuse the extreme nature of my newbieness, I will try and do my best here. I am using 4.9-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE on i386. Basically, I am having trouble with sendmail. I know sendmail is running: $ ps -aux | grep sendmail root 97 0.0 0.8 3052 1552 ?? Ss Tue10PM 0:07.85 sendmail: accepting connections (sendmail) smmsp 100 0.0 0.8 2932 1436 ?? Is Tue10PM 0:00.13 sendmail: Queue [EMAIL PROTECTED]:30:00 for /var/spool/clientmqueue (sendmail) I can go into pine, and send mail to other users on the system. i.e. mail [EMAIL PROTECTED] from [EMAIL PROTECTED] My problem is that I cannot send mail out to the Internet. It appears it just goes into a black hole and its gone. I am not really too sure even how to monitor the sendmail log. I found some sendmail logs in /var/log, but when I tail them, they are either blank or jibberish. My BSD server does not have a domain or a real IP. (for example the computer name is groovy.sockthief.com which cannot be resolved from the Internet, and the IP of the machine is 192.168.2.4). I have one of those cheap-o Linksys DHCP DSL/Cable routers that is acting as a network gateway. I have read through the sendmail configuration section of the FreeBSD handbook, and it appears that everything should pretty much be working fine out of the box. I guess my questions are: 1) How to I monitor the sendmail log 2) Do I need to do anything special with respect to DNS to get sendmail to be able to send outside of localhost Any help, guidance, de-dumbifying would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. ~Dan _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"