sendmail -local LAN config

andrew lauder (alauder@optonline.net)
Sun, 12 Dec 1999 19:56:09 -0500


Hello People,

I want to set up Redhat as a mail server for a small private LAN
(192.168.1.x). I have several windows machines on that LAN that I want
to have access there mail boxes via netscape communicator using POP3 and
SMTP. For simplicity I will not be connecting to the public net.

I have no problem with the mail setup when using pine as local logged in
users. All users can send and read mail to and from the other local
user accounts.

I can get mail for any account from another node on the LAN using
netscape and pop3.

The problem is sending mail from another node using netscape (smtp). I
just get a hanging
when trying to send. Red1 is the redhat mail server and Scott is the
name of a windows machine.
The maillog looks like this:

/* all 4 messages just hang when sending */
Dec 12 02:00:58 red1 sendmail[974]: BAA00974: from=<scott@lauder1.com>,
size=0, class=0, pri=0, nrcpts=0, proto=ESMTP, relay=scott
[192.168.10.2]
Dec 12 02:04:15 red1 sendmail[1019]: CAA01019: from=<scott@lauder1.com>,
size=0, class=0, pri=0, nrcpts=1, proto=ESMTP, relay=scott
[192.168.10.2]
Dec 12 02:05:28 red1 sendmail[1241]: CAA01241: from=<scott@lauder1.com>,
size=0, class=0, pri=0, nrcpts=0, proto=ESMTP, relay=scott
[192.168.10.2]
Dec 12 02:09:18 red1 sendmail[1245]: CAA01245:
from=<scott@scott.lauder1.com>, size=0, class=0, pri=0, nrcpts=0,
proto=ESMTP, relay=scott [192.168.10.2]

/* when I'm trying locally I'm OK ... */
Dec 12 02:10:17 red1 sendmail[1253]: CAA01253: from=root, size=7,
class=0, pri=30007, nrcpts=1,
msgid=<199912120710.CAA01253@red1.slauder.com>, relay=root@localhost
Dec 12 02:10:17 red1 sendmail[1255]: CAA01253: to=scott, ctladdr=root
(0/0), delay=00:00:04, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=local, stat=Sent

Thanks,
Scott Lauder

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