Daniel Bye wrote:

> 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.

In that case, what handles the delivery of mail locally?
> > ...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
> >   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 (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

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