On Sat, May 13, 2006 at 07:28:06PM +0100, Barnaby Scott wrote: > It turns out it was sendmail causing the delay, so now my /etc/rc.comf > reads: > > sendmail_enable="NONE"
This is fine, but according to rc.sendmail(8) `NONE' is deprecated and will be removed in a future release (but, to be honest, it's been going to be removed in a future release for quite some time now... ;-). It's more typing, but the preferred way to disable sendmail these days is this: sendmail_enable="NO" sendmail_submit_enable="NO" sendmail_outbound_enable="NO" sendmail_msp_queue_enable="NO" This prevents any of the various sendmail daemons from starting. > ...it does not cure the problem for me if I decide that I do want > sendmail! I could cross that bridge when I come to it, but I would > prefer to gain some insight here if anyone can bear any more on this topic. I would suggest you look at ssmtp in the ports. It is a very simple mail forwarding daemon, that you configure with the IP address of another, full MTA to which ssmtp will send all your outgoing messages. Your ISP probably runs a suitable server for their customers' use. It means you won't have to worry about your IP address and DNS resolution and all the other things that go with running a full MTA, like sendmail, exim or postfix. > > Adding > 127.0.0.1 frankbruno > to /etc/hosts did not cure the problem. Could that be because the lookup > that causes the delay is a reverse one? If so, it would be trying to > find a name for 192.168.0.4 (I think that's the one I have been getting > recently) which is still not in hosts. No, it wouldn't help at all - you should return that entry to localhost. > I would rather not mess with the IP allocation if possible - having it > automatic is much more useful and means I cannot create condradictory > records in different places. Fair enough. KDK's suggestion of using a wrapper script will certainly get you round this if you decide you need/want to use a more full- featured MTA. Dan -- Daniel Bye PGP Key: http://www.slightlystrange.org/pgpkey-dan.asc PGP Key fingerprint: D349 B109 0EB8 2554 4D75 B79A 8B17 F97C 1622 166A _ ASCII ribbon campaign ( ) - against HTML, vCards and X - proprietary attachments in e-mail / \
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