Hi All, According to this FreeBSD handbook I should be able to turn off Sendmail ability to recieve e-mail but still be able to send mail. My FreeBSD box is a Samba backup server and I don't require Sendmail service, but I would still like to recieve the e-mails to root from the system. When setting sendmail_enable="NO" this seems to kill all email services, even the system e-mailing root.
From Handbook: ====================================================================== 220.127.116.11 FreeBSD 4.5-STABLE before 2002/4/4 and earlier (including 4.5-RELEASE and earlier) Enter: sendmail_enable="NO" into /etc/rc.conf. This will disable sendmail's incoming mail service, but if /etc/mail/mailer.conf (see below) is not changed, sendmail will still be used to send e-mail. 18.104.22.168 FreeBSD 4.5-STABLE after 2002/4/4 (including 4.6-RELEASE and later) In order to completely disable sendmail you must use sendmail_enable="NONE" in /etc/rc.conf. Warning: If you disable sendmail's outgoing mail service in this way, it is important that you replace it with a fully working alternative mail delivery system. If you choose not to, system functions such as periodic(8) will be unable to deliver their results by e-mail as they would normally expect to. Many parts of your system may expect to have a functional sendmail-compatible system. If applications continue to use sendmail's binaries to try and send e-mail after you have disabled them, mail could go into an inactive sendmail queue, and never be delivered. If you only want to disable sendmail's incoming mail service, you should set sendmail_enable="NO" in /etc/rc.conf. More information on sendmail's startup options is available from the rc.sendmail(8) manual page. ========================================================================== Thank You, Joseph S. White [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://mywebpages.comcast.net/jwhite414/ _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"