SUMMARY: SunOS 4.1.3 sendmail

From: Christian Hnilica (
Date: Tue Apr 20 1993 - 11:35:02 CDT

Thanks a lot to all who replied.

Original posting:

Anyone out, who has seen the "host name configuration error" message with
SunOS 4.1.3 sendmail ???

When sending mail, a machine _always_ connects to itself !


What happened to my machine:

I used the original /usr/lib/ as /etc/
- B U T /var/spool/mail wasn't mounted from the mailhost :-). After
mounting it, Mail worked as expected.

Replies i received:


I saw that message just last week. Our error was a bad "MX" record in DNS.


Typically indicates a machine that doesn't recognize its own name.
Check the $j setting in your (line starting with Dj).
Don't know your exact setup, so don't know if this helps. Doing any
weird relay host or MX stuff?

I'm leaning towards moving all of the sendmail's I maintain over to IDA
sendmail, which is a bit easier to configure.

Christian Hnilica ALCATEL Austria AG
Systemmanager Scheydgasse 41, A-1210 Wien Tel: +43 1 27722 2795
                                       FAX: +43 1 27722 100

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