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Date:      Wed, 3 Jan 1996 19:54:43 -0500 (EST)
From:      "Jonathan M. Bresler" <>
Subject:   Re: Yet Another Question (tcp-ip services)
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.91.960103194952.6199l-100000@Aspen.Woc.Atinc.COM>

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On Wed, 3 Jan 1996, JOHN wrote:

> to my own machine by either typing
> a) telnet
> b) telnet localhost
> c) telnet

	edit /etc/host.conf.   it lists three methods for converting 
machine name to ip addresses (and the reverse).  the three are:

bind		the domain name server daemon
hosts		your /etc/hosts file
#nis		sun's network information system (nee yellow pages)
		commented out with a "#"

	change the order to:


	edit /etc/hosts

	add information for your machine, like this:       Aspen.Woc.Atinc.COM     localhost        aspen        kooka        kryten

> Finally, as another newbie question, does the MH mail handling system operate
> as a replacement for sendmail, or is it an addition to it?

	mh is a mail reader.   sendmail is a mail transfer agent, like 
your local postman and the rest of the postal service.  only faster 

Jonathan M. Bresler        FreeBSD Postmaster         jmb@FreeBSD.ORG
play go. ride bike. hack FreeBSD.--ah the good life 
i am moving to a new job.                 PLEASE USE: jmb@FreeBSD.ORG

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