Kolab & Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0

Denis Croombs denis at just-servers.co.uk
Mon May 24 16:40:05 CEST 2004

> To me it looks like you have operating system configuration problems.
Seems like
> the machine cannot determine its own hostname.
> Please check your DNS, /etc/hosts, etc. to make sure everything starts
> Check that you get the right names when you execute: #hostname (and
#hostname -f)
> This could also affect fetchmail as it might be trying to deliver to a
domain and it cannot
> determine where it's Mail eXchanger is. (check what happens if you do a
#dig in mx yourdomain.tld
> , this should return the correct host for fetchmail - depending on how you
configured fetchmail)
> Kind regards,
> Stephan
Thanks for that clue, yes the command:-
[root at rdcredits root]# hostname -f
hostname: Unknown host
[root at rdcredits root]#

But the /etc/hosts looks OK to me (I have never tried hostname -f  before)

# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.       localhost office.testsite.co.uk    office.testsite.co.uk  office    office.testsite.co.uk  office

I will try looking further at this area.



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