Machine name: localhost

David Abrahams dave at
Sat Sep 9 16:55:37 UTC 2006

In /var/log/syslog and elsewhere, I see the default name "localhost"
where my machine's name should appear.  I'm not sure where this is
coming from; I did name the machine when I installed ubuntu, and I see
the machine's name (pereiro) in some places, including /etc/hostname.

I was just ignoring it, but now it's become a problem.  When sending
through a different SMTP server than I use at home, my mails are
getting rejected (see enclosed).  How can I fix this problem?

Thanks in advance!

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Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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