smail (sendmail) setup
Posted on 1998-09-04
I've my Linux box on the local network (genx) inside the firewall and I've a mail server(polaris) sitting outside the firewall. Assuming I have access to polaris through the firewall, how do I setup my 'smail' on genx so that it
can use polaris to communicate with the outside world (only for sending mails). There is NO DNS server and host lookup is all done through either the 'yp' NIS services or the /etc/hosts file on each individual machine. (I'm trying to use elm for email, if that matters).
I'm running RH4.2, kernel 2.0.30 on a Cyrix-150MHz with 96M RAM and 72M swap. And smail-126.96.36.199-1, elm-2.4.25-7.
Any suggestions ?
My /etc/smail/config has
#smart_transport=uux # transport
#smart_path=uunet # smart host's uucp name
smart_path=polaris # smart host's hostname
#smart_user=root # Forward to another user
#email@example.com # Forward to same user at another host
188.8.131.52 genx genx.nspco.com #mail client
184.108.40.206 polaris polaris.nspco.com nspco.com #mail host