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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.
Someone in #fedora on irc.freenode.net helped me and it worked. the problem was that I had to add a period (.) after my hostname, I guess it was searching for a domain name and I didn't specify one. So the period tells it not to search for one I'm assuming.