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>
> 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)
> 4) I added a directory entry for INTERNET SMTPRTE SYSNAME(INTERNET)
> 5) I added a directory entry for myself and used F19 to Change name for
> 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 (I believe this is only used for my
> return
> email address correct?) 
> 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 
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