sendmail takes about 3 minutes to load
I did a fresh install of FC6 64-Bit Re-Spin version as my operating system on my new computer. Everything works great so far except when I added my hostname and local ip address to /etc/hosts. Now when I boot or start the sendmail service manually it takes several minutes for it to load. It loads successfully but I don't think its normal for it to take 3-5 minutes. This started happenning as soon as I added my hostname and ip address to the hosts file I believe. For now I just disable sendmail at boot time since I have no use for it right now but I would like to understand whats going on and eventually resolve the issue. I have running linux 5th edition but nothing really indicates a solution to my problem. Could anyone help?
What I added to /etc/hosts is this line
linuxcore being my hostname that I set in network-config. If I type ping linuxcore it resolves correctly to my IP address 192.168.1.104 assigned by my router. I obtained the 192.168.1.104 ip by doing ifconfig and taking the ip address from the eth0 interface.
Last edited by cizzi; 02-10-2007 at 03:54 PM.