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    Default Install Zimbra on Mac.

    Zimbra is unable to configure my domain. Every time a start the zmsetup.pl script I receive this error.

    Checking java version...1.5 found
    Operations logged to /tmp/zmsetup.log.3624
    Setting defaults...No results returned for A lookup of TerrorDome.local
    Checked nameservers:
    68.87.85.98
    68.87.69.146


    DNS ERROR resolving TerrorDome.local
    It is suggested that the hostname be resolveable via DNS
    Change hostname [Yes] mail.purplestuff.com
    A Yes/No answer is required
    Change hostname [Yes] y
    Please enter the logical hostname for this host [TerrorDome.local] mail.purplestuff.com
    No results returned for MX lookup of mail.purplestuff.com
    Checked nameservers:
    68.87.85.98
    68.87.69.146


    DNS ERROR resolving MX for mail.purplestuff.com
    It is suggested that the domain name have an MX record configured in DNS
    Change domain name? [Yes]

    I looked at my /etc/hosts file, but I had no clue what to do with it.

    Any hint?

    Thanks

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    you're on the right track. you want to have mail for users@purplestuff.com right? note the difference between "Change hostname [Yes]" and "Change domain name? [Yes]" (not talking about the "?"). change the domain name to purplestuff.com, then make sure there is an MX for purplestuff.com that points to mail.purplestuff.com.

    /etc/hosts should at least have this much (where X.X.X.X is the LAN IP of the machine):
    127.0.0.1 localhost
    X.X.X.X mail.purplestuff.com

    if you're not running dns for the LAN you may want to search here for "dns lookups"

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    I tried changing my hosts file and now it looks like this

    127.0.0.1 tical.local localhost
    255.255.255.255 broadcasthost
    ::1 localhost
    216.187.103.16 mail.purplestuff.com purplestuff.com

    I still receive the same error. I tried searching the forum, but had no luck.


    Checking java version...1.5 found
    Operations logged to /tmp/zmsetup.log.338
    Setting defaults...No results returned for A lookup of tical.local
    Checked nameservers:
    68.87.85.98
    68.87.69.146


    DNS ERROR resolving tical.local
    It is suggested that the hostname be resolveable via DNS
    Change hostname [Yes] y
    Please enter the logical hostname for this host [tical.local] mail.purplestuff.com
    No results returned for MX lookup of mail.purplestuff.com
    Checked nameservers:
    68.87.85.98
    68.87.69.146


    DNS ERROR resolving MX for mail.purplestuff.com
    It is suggested that the domain name have an MX record configured in DNS
    Change domain name? [Yes] y
    Create Domain: [mail.purplestuff.com] purplestuff.com
    No results returned for MX lookup of purplestuff.com
    Checked nameservers:
    68.87.85.98
    68.87.69.146


    DNS ERROR resolving MX for purplestuff.com
    It is suggested that the domain name have an MX record configured in DNS
    Re-Enter domain name? [Yes]


    Jay

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    Quote Originally Posted by cainj
    I tried changing my hosts file and now it looks like this

    127.0.0.1 tical.local localhost
    255.255.255.255 broadcasthost
    ::1 localhost
    216.187.103.16 mail.purplestuff.com purplestuff.com

    I still receive the same error. I tried searching the forum, but had no luck.
    This has been covered numerous times in the forums.

    That's not the format for your hosts file, it's detailed in the Zimbra Quick Start Guide P9 and should look like this:

    127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
    your.fixed.IP mail.purplestuff.com mail

    Where your.fixedIP is the LAN IP address of your Zimbra server, I'm assuming that's where your DNS is. If you have external DNS records pointing to your mail server then you will probably need to set-up a split DNS set-up.
    Regards


    Bill


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    * you need to add something like this to the public dns zone file for purplestuff.com:

    purplestuff.com 1D IN MX 10 mail.purplestuff.com

    * change the 216.187.103.16 to the IP of the server on the local network. (run ifconfig and look for "inet addr" probably for eth0)

    * as phoenix says:
    probably need to set-up a split DNS set-up
    but if you're not running your own private dns locally, you'll need to go in the zimbra admin console and disable dns lookups and set the mta relay host (probably to smtp server at your isp)

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    though at this point you can probably send mail out to the internet, but not receive mail (since there's no MX for purplestuff.com)

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