Description:
Sendmail hang or is very slow when sending an email.
Code:
debian sm-mta[8129]: My unqualified host name (debian) unknown; sleeping for retry
Operating System:
Linux
Solution:
sendmail is searching for a FQDN ( fully qualified domain name ). In our case the host name is "debian" and that is not a FQDN. To resolve this problem change /etc/hosts:
FROM:
Code:
127.0.0.1       localhost
127.0.1.1       debian
TO
Code:
127.0.0.1       localhost.localdomain localhost debian
127.0.1.1       debian
Where "debian" is a hostname.