Configuring sendmail on Jaguar
Subject:   host name lookup failure...
Date:   2004-04-12 08:19:32
From:   kernelkonfusion
Response to: host name lookup failure...

OK, i think it had nothing to do with that entry I made in /etc/hosts but because I had added my ISP's DNS servers in the DNS server list in the network control panel, I tested this by removing those and the problem recurred even though I had an entry in /etc/hosts but I was able to resolve the issue by adding them again.