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    Default Zimbra picks up wrong internal domain name but still uses external domain and works?

    Hello everyone, I've just been messing around with installing Zimbra 7 on a Ubuntu machine and I came across something I have not seen before.

    These are my system files before I installed zimbra -

    hostname -
    root@zimbra7:~# cat /etc/hostname

    hosts -

    root@zimbra7:~# cat /etc/hosts localhost.localdomain localhost zimbra7 mail zimbra7
    root@zimbra7:~# cat /etc/resolv.conf
    dnsmasq.conf -

    Zimbra when installing detected the domain just fine, however when it was going through the install it latched on to the localhost.localdomain as something that I don't know how to refer to.

    All of my email address have the domain on them and I can send and receive emails fine through the internet. However in the Admin GUI and in the source emails it shows the localhost.localdomain -

    Here is the splash screen of the Zimbra admin console, it will show the localhost.localdomain

    However right here it shows the domain

    But under server statistics it shows the localhost.localdomain

    I have never seen it pick up the localhost domain, during the install I specifically stated and it took it just fine.

    Here is the dig of -

    dig any
    ; <<>> DiG 9.7.0-P1 <<>> any
    ;; global options: +cmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 10886
    ;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1
    ;                     IN      ANY
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:              0       IN      MX      5
    ;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:         0       IN      A
    ;; Query time: 0 msec
    ;; SERVER:
    ;; WHEN: Mon Dec 31 22:19:40 2012
    ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 73
    If I do hostname -f I get localhost.localdomain

    In this scenario all of the SSL certificates are setup for localhostl.localdomain instead of

    Can someone explain what happened?

    Is it because the zimbra7 hostname was behind
    Last edited by Eclipse; 12-31-2012 at 08:40 PM.

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