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  Configuring sendmail on Jaguar
Subject:   File descriptors missing on startup: stdin, stdout, stderr; Bad file descriptor
Date:   2003-03-19 16:11:20
From:   macmartin
I get this messages in the /var/log/mail.log over and over


Mar 19 22:57:26 g4x sendmail[355]: File descriptors missing on startup: stdin, stdout, stderr; Bad file descriptor


Mar 19 22:57:26 g4x sendmail[355]: gethostbyaddr(192.168.100.10) failed: 3


Mar 19 22:57:26 g4x sendmail[363]: starting daemon (8.12.7): SMTP+queueing@01:00:00


Mar 19 22:57:26 g4x sendmail[365]: File descriptors missing on startup: stdin, stdout, stderr; Bad file descriptor


Mar 19 22:57:26 g4x sendmail[370]: starting daemon (8.12.7): queueing@01:00:00


sendmail starts, but no mails get delivered


Who can help me ?


Thanks a lot
macmartin

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  • File descriptors missing on startup: stdin, stdout, stderr; Bad file descriptor
    2004-04-12 07:28:25  kernelkonfusion [View]

    i get the file descriptors error but not the gethostbyname. i think i used to get the gethostbyname error until i included an entry for the IP address of the machine in the /etc/hosts

    currently i have another error which is causing outgoing relay errors
    Apr 12 21:55:43 Toms-Powerbook sendmail[461]: i3CEthas000459: to=tom@topspot.com, delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=esmtp, pri=30159, relay=topspot.com., dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Name server: topspot.com.: host name lookup failure

    i know i fixed this once before but not sure how
  • File descriptors missing on startup: stdin, stdout, stderr; Bad file descriptor
    2003-11-03 07:40:24  mariox19@mac.com [View]

    Regarding this line:

    Mar 19 22:57:26 g4x sendmail[355]: gethostbyaddr(192.168.100.10) failed: 3

    Use NetInfo. Under the "machines" property, duplicate "localhost," give the new entry a name (that is, name your machine -- "imac" or whatever), and change "ip_address" to the IP address assigned by your router.

    Note, if your machine obtains a dynamic IP from your router, this will fail when the IP changes. I've configured my router to never change the IP address for the machines on its network, once assigned.
  • File descriptors missing on startup: stdin, stdout, stderr; Bad file descriptor
    2003-06-25 05:27:14  anonymous2 [View]

    I have this same error and problem. I haven't been able to find an answer. If anyone knows how to solve this please email me at jwnelson@mmjcd.net .
    Thanks!