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    Hi,

    Please help. I can't get Zimbra running on Fedora Core 5. Firstly I get DNS errors. Secondly when it is setup I cannot send e-mail between the local accounts.

    The problem is that all the "guides" are archiac. It does not take in account someone that is new to Linux. I don't like to copy and paste something if I don't understand what I'm doing. Like the whole DNS issue. Don't understand what is the issue. I mos configured Linux to be the host in the network settings, why would I want to add all that MX and A DNS stuff if 127.0.0.1 / mad / mad.localdomain is the host? Why can't the Zimbra installation grab the correct host name and configure Linux and itself to work properly? Exchange is much easier to install. Obviously when I enter "host mad" it gives and error.

    I know that you guys are very smart and would be able to at least point me in the right direction.
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    Greetings,

    Welcome to the forms...the documentation here is actually exceptionally well done.

    As the zimbra user if you do: zmcontrol status

    What is the output?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmsmith View Post
    Greetings,

    Welcome to the forms...the documentation here is actually exceptionally well done.

    As the zimbra user if you do: zmcontrol status

    What is the output?
    Host localhost.localdomain
    antispam Running
    antivirus Running
    ldap Running
    logger Running
    mailbox Running
    mta Running
    snmp Running
    spell Running

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    What does /etc/hosts look like?

    Have you had a chance to read the documentation I referred to above? What DNS errors did you get?

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    I get that all services are running

    Host localhost.localdomain
    antispam Running
    antivirus Running
    ldap Running
    logger Running
    mailbox Running
    mta Running
    snmp Running
    spell Running

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniedj View Post
    I get that all services are running

    Host localhost.localdomain
    antispam Running
    antivirus Running
    ldap Running
    logger Running
    mailbox Running
    mta Running
    snmp Running
    spell Running
    What is your DNS issue? What was the message specifically? Do you have entries setup for your machine and the appropriate host name? There are some basic DNS primers on the wiki but you should be familiar with the basic concepts of DNS as it applies to mail delivery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmsmith View Post
    What does /etc/hosts look like?

    Have you had a chance to read the documentation I referred to above? What DNS errors did you get?
    This is my /etc/hosts

    # Do not remove the following line, or various programs
    # that require network functionality will fail.
    127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost mad
    192.168.1.252 mad.localdomain localhost mad

    When I installed it complained of not being able to resolve the host name. As this is a testing installation I'm not too worried about not receiving or sending e-mail from and to the web. I want to use Zimbra on a LAN to familiarize myself with implementation.

    Sorry. The installation guide did not cover DNS in a way I understood it. It only mentioned MX DNS and the other forum topics are confusing since everyone seems to do it differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniedj View Post
    This is my /etc/hosts

    # Do not remove the following line, or various programs
    # that require network functionality will fail.
    127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost mad
    192.168.1.252 mad.localdomain localhost mad

    When I installed it complained of not being able to resolve the host name. As this is a testing installation I'm not too worried about not receiving or sending e-mail from and to the web. I want to use Zimbra on a LAN to familiarize myself with implementation.

    Sorry. The installation guide did not cover DNS in a way I understood it. It only mentioned MX DNS and the other forum topics are confusing since everyone seems to do it differently.
    Try this in your hosts:

    127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost mad
    192.168.1.252 mad.localdomain mad

    Also, check out the wiki for general DNS information.

    So what exactly isn't working for you now?

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    Thanks,

    I'm getting there. I can now send mail between the accounts. I just struggle to understand why it need to be so difficult. I used linux many years ago. To me Linux is still a hobby. I forgot too many things and many things changed. So I'm totalled.

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    I will grant you that the Zimbra installation isn't really point and click, but the process of administering a mail system needs to be more then just a point and click understanding of the system.

    To you Zimbra is complicated, to me, I haven't seen Exchange in years (THANK GOD), so I would be in the same position you are.

    Read the documentation, the wiki, and by all means use the forums to help fill in the gaps and other questions.

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