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Old 03-01-2005, 08:24 AM   #1
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When I power on my slackware pc,there is a big delay when starts the sendmail.Is this normal?Any ideas to solve it?
Old 03-01-2005, 08:34 AM   #2
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It is unusual, on mine it starts quickly, I am connected from a router though
I would suspect that the delay may be caused by your net connection not ready when
sendmail try to start
Or maybe it is another process that slow thing (a process who was
executed prior sendmail in boot sequence)

To test, you could chmod -x /etc/rc.d/rc.sendmail and try a reboot, see if it is faster
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do u use sendmail , if not , put off this

[root@slack]# pkgtool
Setup=>Service(press spacebar and ENTER)=>see rc.sendmail and press spacebar to desactivate
Old 03-04-2005, 07:36 AM   #4
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thabk you both.i will try this
Old 03-04-2005, 05:24 PM   #5
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When an internet related service (daemon) starts with a long delay it is often due to problems with resolving names/IP addresses. Are you running named/bind? Do you use dynamic IP addresses, via DHCP? If so: Check, if your ISP's nameserver is in your network configuration.

Old 03-04-2005, 05:38 PM   #6
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I wold look at how your machine is identified in hosts and sendmail. if there is a conflict it will result in startup delays. for instance if you do not have the hosts loopback declaration pointing to localhost sendmail will choke forever.

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Check this link:

In /etc/hosts you must have the address and the name of
the machine

Ex: computer



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