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Re: Problems receiving mail

OK. I have made some changes that should make things better, but there
are still a few problems.

Changes that I have made:

	+ Added an A record for ethical.com to point to the same IP
	  as parker.ethical.com (the only machine).
	+ Changed the MX records to point to parker.ethical.com and
	+ Added a few more entries to db/localnames.

Below is db/localnames:

#b  Remap local names (and recognize them) to their "canonic" forms.
#c  thus having multiple machines on the same mailer..
dbc-mifco.com		stimpy.dbc-mifco.com
ethical.com		parker.ethical.com
localhost		localhost
localhost.dbc-mifco.com	localhost
localhost.ethical.com	localhost
loghost			loghost
loghost.dbc-mifco.com	loghost
loghost.ethical.com	loghost
mail.dbc-mifco.com	stimpy.dbc-mifco.com
mail.ethical.com	parker.ethical.com
parker.ethical.com      parker.ethical.com
stimpy.dbc-mifco.com    stimpy.dbc-mifco.com

I can not follow the references to the documentation. In the INSTALL
file, there are two sections numbered 7&8. Is this what is meant? 
If so, then below is the mail.conf file:


When I use the router to look at what it is doing to addresses, I get 
the following:

	Address			result from router
	hickey			(local hickey hickey default_attributes)
	hickey@parker		(local hickey@parker hickey d_a)
	hickey@parker.ethical.com   (local hickey@parker.ethical.com hickey d_a)
	hickey@ethical.com	(smtp ethical.com hickey@ethical.com d_a)

It seems to me that the router code should be resolving the ethical.com
domain to a local channel also. Am I thinking wrongly here?

While trying to debug what is going on, I would receive a message from
the "postoffice" that the email could not be send because the transport
agent was trying to talk to itself. 

I'm sorry that I am not really able to provide examples. I am logged in
through a single session instead of having my normal X sessions going. 
Also, please respond to my hickey@ctron.com address, for this address
may provide some problems. 

Gerard Hickey

BTW: I was able to get one of the error messages attached. Here it is...

>From MAILER-DAEMON  Fri Aug  2 12:35:10 1996
Received: from localhost (localhost) by parker.ethical.com (8.7.1/8.7.1) with internal id MAA04857; Fri, 2 Aug 1996 12:35:09 -0400
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 1996 12:35:09 -0400
From: Mail Delivery Subsystem <MAILER-DAEMON>
Subject: Returned mail: Local configuration error
Message-Id: <199608021635.MAA04857@parker.ethical.com>
To: postmaster
To: hickey
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/report; report-type=delivery-status;
Auto-Submitted: auto-generated (failure)
Status: RO

This is a MIME-encapsulated message


The original message was received at Fri, 2 Aug 1996 12:35:08 -0400
from hickey@localhost

   ----- The following addresses have delivery notifications -----
hickey@ethical.com  (unrecoverable error)

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
554 MX list for ethical.com. points back to parker.ethical.com
554 hickey@ethical.com... Local configuration error
postmaster... expanded to multiple addresses

Content-Type: message/delivery-status

Reporting-MTA: dns; parker.ethical.com
Arrival-Date: Fri, 2 Aug 1996 12:35:08 -0400

Final-Recipient: RFC822; hickey@ethical.com
Action: failed
Status: 5.5.0
Remote-MTA: DNS; ethical.com
Last-Attempt-Date: Fri, 2 Aug 1996 12:35:09 -0400

Content-Type: message/rfc822

Return-Path: hickey
Received: (from hickey@localhost) by parker.ethical.com (8.7.1/8.7.1) id MAA04856 for hickey@ethical.com; Fri, 2 Aug 1996 12:35:08 -0400
From: Gerard Hickey <hickey>
Message-Id: <199608021635.MAA04856@parker.ethical.com>
Subject: test
To: hickey@ethical.com
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 1996 12:35:07 -0400 (EDT)
Content-Type: text