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Hi , I have installed linux, and postfix however while configuring the mail.cf files i have the following doubts, pls help. 1. when i do hostname on my linux box ...
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    PostFix Configuration issues


    Hi ,

    I have installed linux, and postfix however while configuring the mail.cf files i have the following doubts, pls help.

    1. when i do hostname on my linux box it says localhost.localdomain
    2. when i do hostname - a on my linux box it says localhost

    3. The domain which I own is xyz.com

    Now In the main.cf there is a section as below which says specify your
    myhostname

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    # INTERNET HOST AND DOMAIN NAMES
    #
    # The myhostname parameter specifies the internet hostname of this
    # mail system. The default is to use the fully-qualified domain name
    # from gethostname(). $myhostname is used as a default value for many
    # other configuration parameters.
    #

    myhostname = host.domain.tld

    ----------------------------------------------

    based on what i said above can any one let me know what has to be my answer ?

    Should it be

    myhostname = localhost.xyz.com ?? or localhost.localdomain.xyz.com please help

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    I have a couple of questions for you.

    1. Which distro are you using?
    2. Can you post the contents of the following files (or attach)
    /etc/hosts
    /etc/hostname

    OK, three questions

    What does hostname -f produce
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