Thanks to all who responded, especially to Kristian Forde who provided
Most responses correctly told me how the variables are defined (i.e.
This helped, but there were still problems. Some suggested I upgrade
Kristian sent me the compiled binaries & config files for the upgrade,
turned the trick.
My name is Michael Cook, and I am trying to run sendmail on a
Sun UltraSparc 2, version 2.5.1. I keep receiving errors and tried to
an answer in the sendmail FAQ, but couldn't; however, one area seemed to
address the problem, I found it at:
the text found was:
When running sendmail under Solaris, the gethostbyname()
hack in conf.c which should perform proper
of host names could fail. Result: the host name is not
canonicalized despite the hack, and you'll have to
and $m in sendmail.cf somewhere.
the error is:
From Mailer-Daemon Wed Feb 18 13:47:37 1998
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 13:47:37 -0700
From: Mailer-Daemon (Mail Delivery Subsystem)
Subject: Returned mail: Service unavailable
The original message was received at Wed, 18 Feb 1998
----- The following addresses had delivery problems
firstname.lastname@example.org (unrecoverable error)
----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to ns1.azfamily.com.:
>>> HELO www.
<<< 501 Invalid HELO parameter: "www."
554 email@example.com... Service unavailable
----- Message header follows -----
Received: by www. (SMI-8.6/SMI-SVR4)
id NAA05026; Wed, 18 Feb 1998 13:47:35 -0700
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 13:47:35 -0700
From: not provided
Subject: ABC Comments
----- Message body suppressed -----
my guess from the excerpt above is that $m is not defined
properly. I tried to define it in the /etc/mail/sendmail.cf file by
but that didn't work.
I would be happy to forward anyone further info they may need
(i.e. the sendmail.cf file). I will summarize. Any help or suggestions
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