[CentOS] Hanging @ Sendmail During Boot

Mark Sargent powderkeg at snow.email.ne.jp
Tue May 2 10:29:08 UTC 2006

Paul Schoonderwoerd wrote:

>Try putting an entry for home-hehbbzsuy7 with the ip-address in /etc/hosts. 
>Possibly also add the Fully Qualified Domain Name (fqdn) in there, something 
> home-hehbbzsuy7.snow.email.ne.jp home-hehbbzsuy7
This is a local machine and there is no actual registered domain name, 
only localhost.localdomain. I also should add, that I was not trying to 
get sendmail to run at all, as I'm not using it. With the IP being 
dynamic, how would adding a static IP entry in /etc/hosts help?

>Is the dns-server really reachable on/via ?
yes, as it is the DSL router which acts as both Gateway and DHCP server 
as well as DNS

> Try 'dig ns.nl.net' and 
>see if it resolves to Check the last four lines of the output 
>of this command for te query-time and the server which was queried.
[ozboy at mumpc ~]$ dig ns.nl.net

; <<>> DiG 9.2.4 <<>> ns.nl.net
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 3406
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;ns.nl.net.                     IN      A

ns.nl.net.              32324   IN      A

;; Query time: 29 msec
;; WHEN: Tue May  2 20:15:13 2006
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 43

hostname "name" changed the hostname,

[root at home-hehbbzsuy7 ~]# hostname mumpc
[root at home-hehbbzsuy7 ~]# hostname

 but it returned to original,

[ozboy at home-hehbbzsuy7 ~]$ hostname

 upon reboot. How is this changed permanently? Cheers.

Mark Sargent

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