Subject: Bind/resolve problem
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: VaX#n8 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/02/1996 00:52:41
If I send a piece of mail using MH's "comp", it
shows up as
From: VaX#n8 <email@example.com>
Where myhost == obvious,
mylocallan.net == the domain name I use for my internal network
(in the 192.168.1.octet, as specified in one of the RFC's)
mywork.com == where I _occasionally_ ppp into
** background **
In other words, my domain name is neither mylocallan.net or mywork.com,
but rather a third domain, myfriend.com == where I usually PPP into.
As far as I know, mylocallan.net is only mentioned in the /etc/hosts
table for the 192.168.1 entries, and mywork.com is only mentioned insofar
as it is the _second_ nameserver in my resolv.conf. So how are they getting
mixed up into my mail???
Mail sent _to_ the above address gets "eaten" by the firewall
at mywork.com without error messages. This bugs me, but is a totally
Does anyone have any ideas as to why/how this is happening?
Finally, if I telnet to my smtp port, I get:
220-myhost.mylocallan.net Sendmail 8.6.12/8.6.9 ready at Tue, 2 Jan 1996 00:43:40 -0600
I have no idea why sendmail chooses the internal network interface name
rather than the one reported by "domainname", /etc/resolv.conf, et. al.
To my knowledge, the only place mylocallan.net is mentioned is in /etc/hosts
and in /etc/hostname.ed0....
Thanks 10^6! I find all this sendmail/bind/dns/resolve stuff very confusing,
and any help you can give would be appreciated!
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