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    Default Broken /etc/hosts

    When I tried to install Zimbra Open Source edition from the binaries it told me that my /etc/hosts was missing things
    Code:
    ERROR: Installation can not proceeed.  Please fix your /etc/hosts file
      to contain:
    
        
    
      Where  is the ip address of the host, 
       is the FULLY QUALIFIED host name, and
       is the (optional) hostname-only portion
    This is the contents of my /etc/hosts file
    Code:
    127.0.0.1	localhost
    127.0.1.1	steve-laptop
    
    # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
    ::1     ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
    fe00::0 ip6-localnet
    ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
    ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
    ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
    ff02::3 ip6-allhosts
    I can't understand what I should add. Does anyone know what is necessary for me to add in order for the install to succeed?

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    phoenix is offline Zimbra Consultant & Moderator
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    Welcome to the forums.

    You should have a look at the Quick Start Guide, installation requirements are documented there and lots of threads in the forum cover this.

    You need to have DNS A & MX records pointing to your server and your hosts file needs to be:

    Code:
    127.0.0.1	localhost.localdomain localhost
    x.x.x.x       mail.yourdomain.com mail
    Where x.x.x.x is your LAN IP & mail.yourdomain.com is the FQDN of your Zimbra server.
    Regards


    Bill


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