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Old 02-10-2007, 03:21 PM   #1
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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

linuxcore being my hostname that I set in network-config. If I type ping linuxcore it resolves correctly to my IP address assigned by my router. I obtained the ip by doing ifconfig and taking the ip address from the eth0 interface.


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Old 02-10-2007, 05:34 PM   #2
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yeah it's always hosts file related, afaik it's a missing entry for localhost though, " localhost localhost.localdomain" is normally the first entry.
Old 02-12-2007, 12:13 PM   #3
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problem solved

Someone in #fedora on 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.


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