Subject: Re: sendmail inappropriately tries to externally relay local mail
To: None <>
From: Christian Hattemer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/05/2005 17:46:42

> You should ask your ISP to fix their setup or work arround it by not
> chaning your "/etc/resolv.conf" not use their domain. You can e.g.
> use "" which has the correct "localhost" entry.

I've put "domain" in /etc/resolv.conf. Is that what you
suggested? Afterwards I did "/etc/rc.d/sendmail restart", but things didn't

I'm going to tell the ISP about the misconfiguration. But I'd like to have a
purely local fix for the issue, in case they (or another ISP I might change
to) break it again. Is this possible? Perhaps get sendmail not to do DNS
queries for local mail at all, or perhaps a local nameserver?

Bye, Chris