Re: Sendmail and sm-client are extremely slow at startup

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Vincent wrote:
On Tue, 25 Nov 2003 18:05:55 +0100
"A.J. Bonnema" <abonnema@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Has anyone else experienced an exctreeeemely slow startup for sendmail and sm-client?

I checked the archives for this list, but couldn't find it.

What could I do to find out what the problem is?

check your maillog in /var/log/ anything similar to this in there: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Nov 17 04:02:43 Turtle sendmail[4717]: My unqualified host name (Turtle) unknown; sleeping for retry
Nov 17 04:03:07 Turtle sendmail[4501]: unable to qualify my own domain name (Turtle) -- using short name
Nov 17 04:03:07 Turtle sendmail[4501]: hAHC37RE004501: from=root, size=2273, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<200311171203.hAHC37RE004501@Turtle>, relay=root@localhostNov 17 04:03:07 Turtle sendmail[4501]: hAHHLS433: to=root, ctladdr=root (0/0), delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=32273, relay=[] [], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Connection refused by []

make sure of a few things, check /etc/sysconfig/network it should have
a line like this:

check /etc/hosts for lines like this:       localhost.localdomain   localhost       turtle.localdomain      turtle
Note the . in the hostnames, sendmail is picky about seeing a domain (aliases ok)

Check /etc/hosts.allow if you have tcpwrappers on
sendmail : localhost.localdomain

By default RH configures sendmail to only accept connections from localhost
so any changing of things throws it for a loop.

good luck.

Thank you very much. That did it. Your precise description made it very clear what was wrong:

I had one entry (not containing a name without a . (no domain) which probably was the cause. Changing that to a " name.domain name" made sendmail and sm-client extremely fast in startup.

Thanks again!

A.J. Bonnema, Leiden The Netherlands,
user #328198 (Linux Counter

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