Sendmail Question (OT)

Ugo Bellavance ugob at CAMO-ROUTE.COM
Tue Feb 17 01:05:57 GMT 2004

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Pete [mailto:pete at]
> Envoyé : Monday, February 16, 2004 7:02 PM
> Objet : Sendmail Question (OT)
> I have some in herited Hylafax machines here and they use sendmail to
> route mail. Everything lives on Private subnet, no DNS services only
> WINS NT4 server. Hylafax does regular real world MX lookups 
> and all mail
> then routes to our main SMTP gateway (public IP).
> I want to change this to point it at a another mail server on the
> private subnet, to save poking holes in the firewalls for users we are
> diverting all outbound SMTP traffic to internal mail servers.
> To force the sendmail (hylafax machines) to send all outdound mail to
> the local mail server i tried the following.
> I changed the mailertable and added the IP of the local mail
> server using the following format
> SMTP:  (i used a tab to space it)

Did you try: SMTP:[]  


> then did # /usr/sbin/makemap hash /etc/mail/mailertable.db <
> /etc/mail/mailertable
> I also tried to add the mail server host name of "tardis" to 
> /etc/hosts
> tardis
> But this didnt work, i get the following in the maillog
> Feb 16 09:47:44 HylaFAX sendmail[5605]: i1FMlh3D005604:
> to=mfax at <mailto:mfax at>, ctladdr=<fax at HylaFAX>
> (10/14), delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:01, mailer=smtp, pri=36118,
> relay=tardis, dsn=5.1.2, stat=Host unknown (Name server: tardis: host
> not found)
> What do i need to do to sendmail to specify the server for 
> all outbound
> mail?
> Appreciate any heklp or suggestions i can get.
> Thanks

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