On Wed, Jul 07, 2004 at 09:32:12AM -0400, Steve Bertrand wrote: > > > > > > After a year I'm finally upgrading DNS servers, and having > > a bad time getting sendmail and dhcp to work. I may finally > > have dhcp woking on ns1.thought.org. ping works and my > > /var/log/maillog is filling up. But on tao.thought.org, > > sendmail refuses to start. Can anybody help me ith this? > > First we need to create a baseline...Do you get any error messages, or > does sendmail just appear to hang? Can you ping from this machine? Do you > have a firewall setup on the box? Do you have 'sendmail_enable="YES"' in > /etc/rc.conf? > > Do the following and perhaps post the output so we know what stage in the > game you are at: > > # cat /etc/resolv.conf > # dig freebsd.org > # dig @22.214.171.124 freebsd.org > > Every time I have had sendmail problems, it has always come back to DNS > failures. > > > > > I'm swsapping out my Linksys NIC between my old DNS server > > and the new. Wih the 10/100 card in the old server, > > thinks work flwlessly; in the new they don't. > > > > Any ideas on what I need to configure, and hw? > > >
I made a lot of progress since this last email. What I'm doing is swapping my old DNS server (emachines) for a heftier (HP Kayak). I did not have /usr/lcal/etc/dhcpd.conf on the new HP server configured correctly. I edited, KVM'ing between the old Emachines, and things got better: ping, for example. But ssh still took a *long* time. My hardware guy has swapped my DSL ethernet card about four times. Right now, things are back to the way they were and everything works. *This time* I've scp'd the dhcp.conf file over to this server, tao. In about an hour we're going to swap things back. (Of course, without DNS, thought.org vnishes. I expect to hear lots of angry email about couldn't-get-thru, but too bad. My hardware pal is going home fairly soon, and I can't do this solo.... Sooooo..) thanks fo your help. gary PS: My DNS stuff seemed ok. > > -- Gary Kline Seattle BSD Users' Group (seabug) | [EMAIL PROTECTED] Thought Unlimited Org's Alternate Email Site http://www.magnesium.net/~kline To live is not a necessity; but to live honorably...is a necessity. -Kant _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"