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Re: 'talking to myself' errors again
On Sun, 25 Aug 1996, Matti Aarnio wrote:
> > Here is the entire 'localnames' file:
> > #a
> > #b Remap local names (and recognize them) to their "canonic" forms.
> > #c thus having multiple machines on the same mailer..
> > #d
> > press-gopher press-gopher.uchicago.edu
> > Should I add entries?
> Very likely ALL variants of the hostname.
> Also the FQDN ones.
OK, I have added an entry such as:
For mail purposes, that's all we're known as to the outside world. All
the bounced mail has this address in it. It's really counterintuitive to
require a line like that, since /etc/mail.conf already lists that as the
name of the host and it seems redundant. In fact, our domain is listed as
'uchicago.edu' in /etc/mail.conf, so even the
line seems redundant. Anyway, I see that not making assumptions like
these and requiring explicit configuration really gives maximum
flexibility (and rope to hang oneself too :-| ) ...
Thanks for your quick responses ...
University of Chicago Press