Well, I tried forwarding to my "Smart relay host" and get the same error message, with "via relay..." appended. On the other hand, a reverse DNS lookup doesn't work - perhaps this is my entire problem? I'm not sure how to fix it if so!
Here's some output: aleph# ifconfig rl0 rl0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 inet6 fe80::2e0:4cff:fe98:36fa%rl0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1 inet 192.168.0.197 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.0.255 ether 00:e0:4c:98:36:fa media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>) status: active aleph# nslookup 192.168.0.197 Server: ns1.dc.cox.net Address: 18.104.22.168 *** ns1.dc.cox.net can't find 192.168.0.197: Non-existent host/domain aleph# cat /etc/resolv.conf search dc.dc.cox.net nameserver 22.214.171.124 nameserver 126.96.36.199 I do have an entry in my /etc/hosts file: 192.168.0.197 aleph.cox.net aleph But apparently it's not reading that. [the change to cox.net is just 5 minutes old, BTW]. Thanks again for the help! On Tue, 2 Mar 2004, Matthew Seaman wrote: > On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 05:23:52PM -0500, Justin Brody wrote: > > Here's a bit from /var/log/maillog: > > Mar 2 16:40:39 aleph sendmail: i1SGr1hh004059: > > to=<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, de > > lay=3+04:47:38, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=esmtp, pri=8130413, > > relay=math.umd.edu., > > dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Operation timed out with math.umd.edu. > > Mar 2 16:40:39 aleph sendmail: i1S4wehh000450: > > to=<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, ctladdr=<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> (1001/1001), delay=3+16:41:59, > > xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=esmtp, pri=10290322, relay=math.umd.edu., dsn=4.0.0, > > stat=Deferred: > > Operation timed out with math.umd.edu. > > > > Don't know if that says anything new. I would wonder if it's some sort of > > lookup based on "ctladdr", but I get the same error if use "-f > > [EMAIL PROTECTED]" which does show up in that field. > > > > > > sendmail -q -v reports: > > > > aleph# sendmail -q -v > > > > Running /var/spool/mqueue/i22M7pof000364 (sequence 1 of 17) > > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>... Connecting to math.umd.edu. via esmtp... > > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>... Deferred: Operation timed out with math.umd.edu. > > > > Running /var/spool/mqueue/i22KDkof000227 (sequence 2 of 17) > > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>... Connecting to po1.wam.umd.edu. via esmtp.. > > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>... Connecting to po2.wam.umd.edu. via esmtp... > > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>... Connecting to po0.wam.umd.edu. via esmtp... > > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>... Deferred: Operation timed out with po0.wam.umd.edu. > > > > etc... > > Bah! All that says is connection timeout. No indication of *why*. > You're not even getting the SMTP banner there. I suspect it's > probably something to do with an administrative descision on behalf of > UMD admins -- perhaps they reject connections to hosts in DUL block > lists. > > > I'll give a shot at changing my domain name - what should I use? I'm a > > bit too poor to actually buy one :) Should I just change to use my ISP's > > domain? > > Yes -- do a reverse lookup on your IP number and use that name in your > sendmail config. It may not look pretty, but it should let you see if > that is the problem. > > The other thing to do is forward all of your e-mail via your ISP's > smart host. As you are probably expected to do. > > Cheers, > > Matthew > > -- > Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks > Savill Way > PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow > Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"