FQDN Misery Re: To: Postfix, Mutt And No Root Mail? & amavisd-new Install
david at kosmosisland.com
Thu Nov 8 19:52:00 UTC 2007
On Thursday 08 November 2007 09:55, Derek Broughton wrote:
> David Koski wrote:
> > <snip>
> > On Thursday 08 November 2007 06:10, Derek Broughton wrote:
> >> Er, no. It may be technically true but it _isn't_ what your system
> >> expects and describes as an FQDN. An FQDN is simply a domain name
> >> _containing_ a dot, and ending with one of the recognized TLDs (Top
> >> Level Domain).
> > For local only delivery and "masquerading" the default local domain
> > named "localdomain" should suffice as an FQDN for most purposes.
> Not for anything I ever used. Once you start installing mail servers -
> even if they don't plan to go outside the LAN - they seem to want real
> domains. iirc, postfix (which Leonard is trying to set up) _specifically_
> complained about localdomain.
That is odd. It is routine for me to install workstations without "real"
FQDNs. My desktop for one has an FQDN as tiikeri.localnet, only because I
prefer localnet over localdomain. Postfix works like a champ. You just need
to configure postfix. There is nothing magic about "real" FQDNS as far as
mail delivery is concerned. Specifically check in main.cf: myhostname,
myorigin. I think by default:
myorgin = /etc/mailname.
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