You guys are great!! Thanks to Timothy Lorenc,Bruce Zimmer, Roger Fuji and
William Kupersanin who hit the nail on the head. Thanks also to all of you
Paul R. Hybert
I forgot to mention in my original post an important piece of info - I'd
loaded Solaris 2.6 on all my machines as I was upgrading from 2.4. Mail
stopped working after that.
Anway the solution as many of u pointed out was to copy the main.cf file to
sendmail.cf, in the /etc/mail directory,on all the machines.
A second solution would be to copy main.cf to sendmail.cf on one machine and
designate this as the mailhost and add entries in the /etc/hosts file on all
the other machines designating this as the mailhost.I haven't tried this
Now everything works fine.
>Problem:I'm unable to send mail from one machine to a user on another
>The command I'm using is
>1)I'm not using NIS or DNS and all machines have a /etc/hosts file.
>2)All machines run Solaris 2.6
>3) The msg I get from mail saying that the msg I sent is undeliverable
>contains the following line.
> Host unknown (Name Server : mailhost :host not found)
>To me it looks like its unable to resolve hostname to ip address. So what
>does mail use if its not using the /etc/hosts file?
>Thanks in advance.
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