A common issue when setting up servers in a lab is that the Mail Transfer Agent
(MTA) delays the boot process waiting for a very long timeout. In the forums on the web this reads as ...
- "boot process slow when 'Starting MTA' offline"
- "Can I get rid of MTA?"
- "Starting MTA delay"
- "I see a line saying Starting MTA: It takes ages until Debian comes."
The issue is typically related to an unsuccessful reverse DNS lookup that the Mail Transfer Agent...