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> Sendmail Timeout, Redhat 9.0 standard config
post Apr 7 2004, 07:22 PM
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Hi, I would appreciate any possible pointers to get my sendmail working to allow outbound email. It currently times out. I've rpm -e then -i with the standard 9.0 sendmail-8.12.8-4.src.rpm.
Once installed I changed the /etc/main/ line:

DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=, Name=MTA')dnl

to this:

dnl # DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=, Name=MTA')dnl

Then added 'sendmail: ALL' to the /etc/hosts.allow file.

I restarted the system, rather than just sendmail and networking (incase I was missing something).

I then used the following command line:

(the target email is an earthlink account).
sendmail some garbage text
^D (to end the session)

When I review the /var/log/maillog, I get the following:

Apr 6 17:21:48 localhost sendmail[1058]: alias database /etc/aliases rebuilt by root
Apr 6 17:21:48 localhost sendmail[1058]: /etc/aliases: 63 aliases, longest 10 bytes, 625 bytes total
Apr 6 17:21:49 localhost sendmail[1070]: starting daemon (8.12.8): SMTP+queueing@01:00:00
Apr 6 17:21:49 localhost sm-msp-queue[1079]: starting daemon (8.12.8): queueing@01:00:00

Apr 6 17:28:00 localhost sendmail[1380]: i370S0L0001380: from=<>, size=295, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<200404070027.i370RuIY001378@localhost.localdomain>, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, relay=localhost []
Apr 6 17:28:00 localhost sendmail[1378]: i370RuIY001378:, (0/0), delay=00:00:04, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=30004, relay=[] [], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (i370S0L0001380 Message accepted for delivery)
Apr 6 17:28:00 localhost sendmail[1382]: i370S0L0001380: to=<>, delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=esmtp, pri=30291, [], dsn=5.0.0, stat=Service unavailable
Apr 6 17:28:01 localhost sendmail[1382]: i370S0L0001380: i370S1L0001382: DSN: Service unavailable
Apr 6 17:28:01 localhost sendmail[1382]: i370S1L0001382: to=<>, delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=esmtp, pri=31319,, dsn=5.1.2, stat=Host unknown (Name server: host not found)
Apr 6 17:28:01 localhost sendmail[1382]: i370S1L0001382: i370S1L1001382: return to sender: Host unknown (Name server: host not found)
Apr 6 17:28:01 localhost sendmail[1382]: i370S1L1001382: to=root, delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=local, pri=32343, dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent

Now, the snippet "DSN: Service unavailable" was not overlooked. But I can do a dig on any name and it's resolved.

I may play a linux expert on TV (not), but this one has me stummped. I have always had trouble with qmail or sendmail and I think it's got the best of me.

Any help (and I mean any) would be very much appreciated.

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