Sudden slowdown during booting
Slightly odd problem has arisen during boot-up. It was working fine, but now when it goes through all the messages at startup, when it reaches the two about "Sendmail" it stops and spends a very long time on them.
Once it's finished it boots up just fine, and according to Nmap the mail port is open & running.
But I haven't done anything to Sendmail yet. The only things I changed yesterday were:
Setting it to turn off the computer after shutdown
Setting up pilot-link (and USB as well as part of this)
Changing /etc/HOSTNAME and /etc/hosts to stop the computer calling itself "darkstar"
My current guess is that maybe I mis-configured the host file so Sendmail is spending a long time trying to find localhost - but I'd have thought it would either succeed straight away, or give and error message and give up. Instead, it works just fine, after spending several minutes starting up.