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    RedHat 9 and sendmail

    for some reason, during the initial startup of RedHat9... it hangs when it tries to load sendmail. I usually just do the interactive setup, say 'no' to sendmail, then continue. if i leave it hang, it'll take about 2-3 minutes for it to start up and continue... it did NOT do this when I first installed RedHat... any ideas??!

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    I run Redhat 9 with sendmail and it doesn't do that. You may want to remove it from the services and if you really want sendmail download it and compile it from sendmail.org.
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    Re: RedHat 9 and sendmail

    Originally posted here by Plastic
    for some reason, during the initial startup of RedHat9... it hangs when it tries to load sendmail. I usually just do the interactive setup, say 'no' to sendmail, then continue. if i leave it hang, it'll take about 2-3 minutes for it to start up and continue... it did NOT do this when I first installed RedHat... any ideas??!
    Install Postfix instead - it's much better

    Did you check your distribution media before you installed?
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    I have had the same problem on different distributions with sendmail doing that, and I have found that the delay occurs when sendmail is trying to figure out (resolve) the domain name. In the configuration file, there is a line towards the top with a comment "uncomment this and enter your fully qualified domain name if sendmail can't figure it out on its own"...loosely paraphraized...real loose. When I uncommented it and put my fully qualifed name in there, it when back to being a quick process at boot up.

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    haha... i got to thinking: i really don't even need sendmail running on there... so i just took it out of the startup scripts. thanks for the help though!

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