[Gllug] problem with sendmail

Alain Williams 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
>               localhost
>            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.

Alain Williams

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