Sounds like host name problems. Make sure the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of your iSeries is in the iSeries host table. On Mon, 15 Mar 2004 13:02:45 -0500, "Richard Allen" <rallen@xxxxxxxxxxx> said: > Hello, > > I have searched the archives, the web and IBM and have found bits of > information here and there but eventually all these bits of information > have > led to totally confusing me. First of all I am not very knowledgeable in > the > Host Name and DNS area. I am trying to configure an AS400 to send email > to > an in house exchange server. I think I have everything defined correctly > but > when I start the TCP server *SMTP it does not start and I get an error > (in > the joblog) Cannot resolve Host Name information (or something close to > that) I think the problem I have is in entering the Host name (the more I > read the more confused I get) I know there are only about 4 or 5 steps to > do > (and I have done it in the past) Can someone explain the steps in > "simpleton" terms. > > I have done the following: > 1) I have the IP address (internal) and the host name of the SMTP mail > server. > (someone gave these to me so I assume they are correct) I can ping them > successfully > 2) I added a Host Table entry for the IP address and the Host name for > the > SMTP server. > 3) I did CHGSMTPA MAILROUTER(the host name from step 2) AUTISTART(*YES) > FIREWALL(*YES) > 4) I added a directory entry for INTERNET SMTPRTE SYSNAME(INTERNET) > PREFADR(NETUSRID *IBM ATCONTXT) > 5) I added a directory entry for myself and used F19 to Change name for > SMTP > If my email address is ALLEN@xxxxxxxxxxxx On this screen I enter the > first > part of my email address ALLEN and for the SMTP domain I enter the last > part > of me email address tgsdcorp.com (I believe this is only used for my > return > email address correct?) > 6) Then I execute the CHGDSTA SMTPRTE(INTERNET SMTPRTE) > 7) During this process I also looked at our TCP/IP Domain information > (CHGTCPDMN) and I am not sure what this should be (maybe I should stop > looking at stuff) The Host name here is our AS400 serial number and the > domain name is our corporate domain name . > > Can anyone explain what I may have done wrong (in simple terms) The more > I > look at these parameters the more confusing it sounds. When I did this in > the past I just followed the steps and it worked the first time. > > Thanks in advance for bearing with me on this. > > Allen > > > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing > list > To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l > or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. > -- michaelr_41@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx -- http://www.fastmail.fm - Does exactly what it says on the tin
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