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Rcky Mntere
Regular Advisor

sm_gethostbyname:name Constant flow

I am seeing a constant flow of the following message in the /var/adm/syslog/ mail.log file:

 

Is there a possible configuration  issue here?

 

 

Oct 19 09:13:46 pluto sendmail[7081]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 09:13:46 pluto sendmail[7207]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 09:23:46 pluto sendmail[10346]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 09:23:46 pluto sendmail[10366]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 09:31:06 pluto sendmail[12932]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 09:31:55 pluto sendmail[9841]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 09:32:50 pluto sendmail[10027]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 09:32:52 pluto sendmail[11275]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 09:33:46 pluto sendmail[10491]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 09:33:46 pluto sendmail[10530]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 09:34:48 pluto sendmail[15068]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 09:34:50 pluto sendmail[15752]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 09:38:37 pluto sendmail[20565]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 09:41:07 pluto sendmail[24908]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 09:42:33 pluto sendmail[27003]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 09:43:46 pluto sendmail[28933]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 09:43:46 pluto sendmail[28963]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 09:53:46 pluto sendmail[26459]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 09:53:46 pluto sendmail[26478]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 09:58:00 pluto sendmail[3802]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 10:03:45 pluto sendmail[12991]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 10:03:45 pluto sendmail[13018]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 10:13:45 pluto sendmail[28191]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22
Oct 19 10:13:45 pluto sendmail[28234]: sm_gethostbyname:name :pluto family:22

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Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor
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Re: sm_gethostbyname:name Constant flow

Too bad you did not specify your HP-UX version, nor if you had installed an upgraded version of sendmail or not.

 

In the Release Notes for Sendmail 8.13.3 for HP-UX, this is listed as a known defect, fixed in bundle version C.8.13.3.3 and later:

http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02038007/c02038007.pdf

See the last page.

 

Defects Fixed in Sendmail 8.13.3 (C.8.13.3.3)
[...]
QXCR1000861552    
Sendmail logs the following additional message in the /var/adm/syslog/mail.log file:

sm_gethostbyname: name :(hostname) family:22
[...]

You can download an updated version of Sendmail 8.13.3 for HP-UX 11.31 for free from software.hp.com:

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=SMAIL813

The latest bundle version seems to be C.8.13.3.5 at the moment.

MK
Rcky Mntere
Regular Advisor

Re: sm_gethostbyname:name Constant flow

I apologize for not providing the full context. I usually do so.

We are running HPUX 11.31 IA.

Evidently we were ONE version back from the fix. I have installed the patcht and the issue is resolved.

 

Thank you for your input and SOLUTION.