Subject: Re: new sendmail spooling and dns
To: Pavel Cahyna <email@example.com>
From: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/31/2003 12:42:51
>> you're getting the dns timeout because you're off-line. when you're
>> off-line, sendmail can't look up (or verify) the existence of the
>> address to which (or from which) you are sending the mail, so it stays
>> in the client queue. when you go back on-line, then the dns lookups
>> can work again, so the queue can be flushed.
>> this is perfectly normal behavior.
>So, you need DNS working even for the local mail delivery from cron to
>root? Doesn't seem to be good.
not at all. i get my daily output regardless of connectivity issues.
it's important to note the headers of the "after" message that were
>From email@example.com Sun Mar 30 03:17:04 2003
>Received: from aluminum.miller.net (localhost [127.0.0.1])
> by aluminum.miller.net (8.12.8/8.12.8) with ESMTP id h2U8H41R002829
> for <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Sun, 30 Mar 2003 03:17:04 -0500 (EST)
>Received: (from root@localhost)
> by aluminum.miller.net (8.12.8/8.12.8/Submit) id h2U8F0HU000663;
> Sun, 30 Mar 2003 03:15:00 -0500 (EST)
>Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 03:15:00 -0500 (EST)
>From: Charlie Root <email@example.com>
apparently the host knows itself as aluminum.miller.net, yet the daily
report was coming from firstname.lastname@example.org.
|-----< "CODE WARRIOR" >-----|
email@example.com * "ah! i see you have the internet
firstname.lastname@example.org (Andrew Brown) that goes *ping*!"
email@example.com * "information is power -- share the wealth."