Installing FreeBSD without sendmail
ragnar at sysabend.org
Mon Apr 12 05:02:07 PDT 2004
On Sat, 10 Apr 2004, 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).
> > 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:
On this note, sysinstall still puts 'sendmail_enable="NO"' in rc.conf if
you tell it not to start any MTA as of 5.2.1-RELEASE, which isn't
sufficient to stop sendmail from starting at boot time.
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Hunter S Tolkien "Fear and Loathing in Barad Dur"
Iain Bowen <alaric at alaric.org.uk>
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