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t0dd 03-11-2002 09:59 AM

sendmail takes too long to come up ...

Everytime my RH7.1 boots up, it always get stuck at 'Start sendmail' for about 5 minutes. This box is networked with another linux box on my litttle LAN. Anybody know why it's taking so long to bring up the sendmail daemon? Thanks ...

finegan 03-11-2002 02:59 PM

Sendmail is one of the grumpiest daemons around. The configuration file for it alone is nearly a programming language in itself. Its fun.

Anyway, if you're not running a mail server, I highly recommend killing the service.

If you are, and want to debug it, page through the entries in /var/log/messages and sendmail should be spamming that log with whatever is making it have a lengthly time-out like that.



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