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Date:      Tue, 10 Jun 1997 20:33:02 +0800 (TSD)
From:      "Victor A. Sudakov" <>
Subject:   Re: sendmail tries to dial out
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "Victor A. Sudakov" at "Jun 7, 97 11:55:16 am"

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Victor A. Sudakov wrote:

> I have set up dial on demand ppp and now I have the following problem: every
> time I send a message, sendmail immediately causes ppp to dial out. This is
> not desirable as I send and receive my mail via uucp only. This is strange
> too, because sendmail was told not to use dns, smtp, canonification etc. Why
> does it dial out?

The problem has been solved. My ISP found the solution.

I used tcpdump and found out that sendmail was sending packets to the

My ISP's admin told me to put the line "domain" into
/etc/resolf.conf. I have done it and sendmail does not dial out any more.

I posted here my ppp configs recently, so if you are going to use them, do
not forget the "domain" statement in /etc/resolv.conf otherwise you will
experience this problem too. Or shall I repost the configs?

Victor Sudakov

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