Okay, before people send more responses... Yes, I have looked at man rc.sendmail and I do understand how everything works. My question is WHY was it designed to behave they way it does?

Why isn't rc.sendmail setup such that you can start the listening daemon for inbound, queue runner for outbound, and the msp queue runner. (Currently, you cant start that config with rc.conf and rc.sendmail due to rc.sendmail's logic)

Obviously, you can't run the localhost submission daemon AND the port 25 remote daemon listening for inbound. For that case, it is either one or the other - so that part of rc.sendmail makes sense. But if I select "YES" to enable both the mqueue runner and the clientmqueue runner in rc.conf, the rc.sendmail script will not perform this. The logic of rc.sendmail will only start mqueue if sendmail and sendmail submit are set to "NO". Likewise, if you select sendmail "YES", then the only other thing you can run is the clientmqueue runner.

In my case, I need to run the sendmail daemon, the mqueue runner, and the clientmqueue runner. In other words, I need the following at startup:

/usr/sbin/sendmail -L sm-mta -bd -q1h
/usr/sbin/sendmail -L sm-mqueue -qp5m
/usr/sbin/sendmail -L sm-clientmqueue -Ac -qp5m

rc.conf and rc.sendmail cannot startup what I want. As a result, I have to do sendmail_enable="NONE", and then from rc.local startup what I want manually.

Why can't rc.sendmail be designed such that whatever has "YES" in rc.conf will get started?


John


On Saturday, June 21, 2003, at 10:53 PM, Makoto Matsushita wrote:


john> Could someone please explain rc.sendmail to me?


Is rc.sendmail(8) not enough for you?

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Makoto `MAR' Matsushita



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