Local domain & Postfix

Hello Experts,

I am trying to setup a LAN utilizing OpenSuse 11 with what I think is configured as a local domain.  Meaning, my domain name is "insidelan.local".  Now I can ping my internal device and it does come back with a response of pc1.insidelan.local.  My problem now is I then configured postfix and I am able to telnet both to the localhost and to srvr1 via port 25 and all is well. But when I try to send an email and traced it, it is failing to relay.  Is what I'm doing possible or do I need to register a legal domain?  Any suggestions or howto is greatly appreciated.

As always, thank you in advance for your time on this matter.
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coperatorAsked:
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Deepak KosarajuDevOps EngineerCommented:
set you domain to relay through postfix. This can be set in /etc/postfix/main.cf
relay_domains = insidelan.local

Gud luck
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coperatorAuthor Commented:
I've done that and still no joy.
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Deepak KosarajuDevOps EngineerCommented:
did u setup the following in mail.cf
relayhost = $mydomain

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ravenplCommented:
Can You show us the exact error message printed by postfix?
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ridCommented:
To send mail into the internet, you'll need to have a domain to send from, otherwise most receiving end servers will refuse to talk to your server at all. And you can't have a name like "myserver.local" on the server, as that can't possibly be a registered internet domain name. You will probably have to have your ISP's admission to run a mail server if you're on a home account. What are you trying to do, really? If you feel it's important to have a relaying server on your LAN, you should contemplate having it relay through your ISP's server, using it as "smart host".
/RID
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coperatorAuthor Commented:
Hello Experts,

What I'm trying to do is just to get email running inside the LAN and no internet.  My understanding is that it should work just fine on default install.  But I am having no luck on this.
relay_domains = insidelan.local
relayhost = $mydomain

Both of the changes above have been done.  However, base on what RID said, it seems that I really don't need relaying.  Does anybody have any suggestion?  Seemed confuse.
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ridCommented:
Insie the LAN only... That's of course a bit simpler. Realying...well that's almost a philosophical question. The server needs to accept incoming (from a mail client) and "relay" to a local user's mailbox. No "legal domain" should be needed, but you should perhaps take care to be consistent and use your local domain name everywhere and also in mail addresses. Try to connect with the mail server from a local client (using your favourite mail program) and then you go into the mail log and see what happens. /var/logs/maillog
/RID
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bevhostCommented:
see main.cf parameters


http://www.postfix.org/postconf.5.html#permit_mynetworks

Define

mynetworks = 127.0.0.1  192.168.1.0/24

Then use it in you access controls
see
http://www.postfix.org/SMTPD_ACCESS_README.html

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