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Old 11-13-2004, 11:10 AM   #1
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booting up: looong wait for sendmail to initialize


Hi all,

During the boot-up sequence, Linux stops when it gets to sendmail and waits for some two, three minutes, for what I don't know. I have temporarily disabled sendmail until I figure out what is going on. Anyone know what sendmail could be waiting for? FWIW: I don't normally use sendmail as a mail agent for regular email, just for system-related stuff.

I am running Fedora Core 3, but I am posting it here because it may not be a Fedora-specific issue.

Thanks for your time and have a nice day...
 
Old 11-13-2004, 11:13 AM   #2
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It is probably running a dns lookup on your hostname. Make sure that your hostname is listed in your hosts file beside the loopback address - ie:
127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.localdomain www.mydomain.com mail.mydomai.com mydomain.com
 
Old 11-13-2004, 11:28 AM   #3
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It is probably running a dns lookup on your hostname. Make sure that your hostname is listed in your hosts file beside the loopback address - ie:
127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.localdomain www.mydomain.com mail.mydomai.com mydomain.com
Thanks for your reply. I am connected to the net via ADSL user using DHCP and not running any servers. My hostname is xxxxx.myisp.com. So I just add that after localdomain?
 
Old 11-13-2004, 11:32 AM   #4
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It should be whatever the hostname command returns since this is what sendmail uses to determine it's hostname.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 11:39 AM   #5
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It should be whatever the hostname command returns since this is what sendmail uses to determine it's hostname.
Well, perhaps I don't have things set up properly then. I am using a router and my box is 10.0.0.14 on the internal network. Uing Fedora's network config program, I have assigned 10.0.0.14 an arbitrary name, ariel, and this is what hostname returns. Do I need to give it an alias or something?
 
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Just make sure ariel is included in the list of hosts defined next to the loopback address in /etc/hosts
 
Old 11-13-2004, 12:09 PM   #7
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ok, clear now. Thanks.
 
  


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