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Re: Name service error for name=localhost type=A: Host not found

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  • Wietse Venema
    ... Add localhost to the mydestination line in main.cf. Wietse
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 1, 2007
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      Pierre Lebrun:
      > Hello,
      >
      > I'm new to postfix and have a problem
      > when sending a message from a machine
      > of my network to root@... on
      > the postfix server.
      >
      > What I understand is that postfix tries
      > to resolve localhost.
      >
      > My postfix is postfix-2.2.10-1.RHEL4.2
      >
      > Feb 28 09:12:19 antispam postfix/smtp[27549]: 3D44D64077:
      > to=<root@...>, relay=none, delay=0, status=bounced (Host or
      > domain name not found. Name service error for name=localhost type=A:
      > Host not found)
      >
      > Where did I do the misconfiguration ?
      >
      > Thank you for your help.

      Add localhost to the mydestination line in main.cf.

      Wietse
    • Pierre Lebrun
      ... Thank you for your link to the Postfix Debug cook book. I found the solution with debugging infos. Pierre
      Message 2 of 4 , Mar 1, 2007
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        Kai Fürstenberg a écrit :
        > Hello Pierre,
        >
        > Pierre Lebrun wrote:
        >> Hello,
        >>
        >> I'm new to postfix and have a problem
        >> when sending a message from a machine
        >> of my network to root@... on
        >> the postfix server.
        >>
        >> What I understand is that postfix tries
        >> to resolve localhost.
        >>
        >> My postfix is postfix-2.2.10-1.RHEL4.2
        >>
        >> Feb 28 09:12:19 antispam postfix/smtp[27549]: 3D44D64077:
        >> to=<root@...>, relay=none, delay=0, status=bounced (Host or
        >> domain name not found. Name service error for name=localhost type=A:
        >> Host not found)
        >>
        >> Where did I do the misconfiguration ?
        >
        > You should provide a bit more information than "something's wrong, what
        > is it?"
        >
        > See http://www.postfix.org/DEBUG_README.html#mail
        >
        > Otherwise we can only guess:
        > - check your /etc/hosts file for an entry
        > 127.0.0.1 localhost
        > - check your /etc/resolv.conf for an entry `order host,bind` or something
        >
        Thank you for your link to the Postfix Debug cook book.
        I found the solution with debugging infos.

        Pierre
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