Subject: misc/27062: /etc/mail/local-host-names must be setup after boot
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/28/2004 13:20:49
>Number:         27062
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       /etc/mail/local-host-names must be setup after boot
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Sep 28 13:21:00 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Ognyan Kulev
>Release:        NetBSD 2.0 RC1
Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
NetBSD 2.0_RC1 NetBSD 2.0_RC1 (GENERIC) #0: Sat Sep 25
22:02:34 CEST 2004
On a newly installed NetBSD 2.0 RC1 system, after network is setup, anyone can't send mail.  The reason is that /etc/mail/local-host-names must be filled with what's returned by hostname.

Needless to say, working MTA is crucial for every UNIX-like system.
Install fresh NetBSD 2.0 RC1, configure network, try to send mail, even to local users.  The mail is rejected.
Document it somewhere: INSTALL or afterboot(8).