[Gllug] problem with sendmail
addw at phcomp.co.uk
Sat Jul 20 08:49:38 UTC 2002
On Sat, Jul 20, 2002 at 09:09:33AM +0100, Walid Shaari wrote:
> On Sat, 2002-07-20 at 07:47, Manjush G. Menon wrote:
> > Hi all
> > I am having some problem with sendmail as follows.
> > I have been noticing the starting of sendmail at the booting
> > time of my RHLinux7.2. It takes a long time before starting sendmail as a daemon.
> > Why is it like that?
> you probably have not an Interface configured yet!, I recall this
> happening to me when I first started using Linux, and as I was using
> DHCP, and sendmail would start before I have gotten an IP address it
> used to hang there wondering!!!
> All you need to do is may be give your hostname in /etc/hosts something
> like this
> 127.0.0.1 localhost
> 192.168.10.1 hostname
I find with my ADSL line that sendmail (exim actually) needs to be restarted
if the ADSL interface doesn't start properly (only really when I am buggering
around with it). This is because otherwise the listening bind doesn't seem
to listen on the ADSL address if that comes up later.
All points to starting sendmail late.
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