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Host unknown

Super Advisor

Host unknown

server1> /usr/sbin/sendmail -v
. ... Connecting to Host unknown (Name server: host not found)

where is configured for being read?

Thanks ....
Hein van den Heuvel
Honored Contributor

Re: Host unknown


When you have a question like that, be sure to try to isolate applicaiton style functionality from base functionality.

In this case one might wonder whether sendmail is the victim or the cause.

So you try some other things, notably PING and nslookup and stuff. Perhaps your dns/bind server is not set up correctly.
Can you ping or sendmail to other hosts which are not in the local /etc/hosts files.

And, can other systems ping this
What address is returned? Can you ping/sendmail the numeric address from Unix?

Finally it may be important (or not) to exactly which OS and which version you are using.

Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Host unknown

A quick solution is to edit /var/sendmail/ and replace by its ip address enclosed by [], for example instead of:



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