Installing FreeBSD without sendmail
Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P.
kdk at daleco.biz
Sat Apr 10 16:17:11 PDT 2004
Joe Halpin wrote:
> David Magda wrote:
>> On Apr 10, 2004, at 16:06, Joe Halpin wrote:
>>> Is it possible to install FreeBSD without sendmail? My machines are
>>> behind a NAT firewall and don't
>> No. A mailer is needed for various system functions (e.g., mailing of
>> cron results) and sendmail is currently the default one (though you
>> can install others from Ports).
> Sorry I guess I wasn't clear. I wasn't asking to not have it on the
> system, only not running and accepting inbound connections.
>>> have a domain name. Every time I install I have to wait for sendmail
>>> to timeout looking for its domain name.
>> Look in /etc/defaults/rc.conf for settings on sendmail(8). If you
>> want to completely disable it set the following in /etc/rc.conf:
> That's what I do every time I install. I was hoping there's some way
> to configure it that way during the install.
Try setting NO_SENDMAIL="TRUE" in /etc/make.conf ??
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