conf/62230: log-in-vain issues it's msg every time 'mail'command is used.

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Mon Feb 2 13:12:46 PST 2004

On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 08:32:30PM +0100, Didier Wiroth wrote:
> Hi,
> I thought I would share my experience, with log_in_vain. :-))
> When setting:
> sendmail_flags="NO"
> Sendmail only listens to
> I only need sendmail to send daily/weekly/monthly reports. Every time the security report is sent, I have these entries too:
> > Connection attempt to TCP from flags:0x02
> > Connection attempt to TCP from flags:0x02
> There are not hundreds of entries of course only 6 or something depending of the quantity of sent mails

If you add:

    define(`confTO_IDENT', `0')dnl

to your /etc/mail/`hostname`.mc and rebuild and reinstall you sendmail
config in the usual way, it will stop sendmail(8) trying to use the
ident service at all.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                       26 The Paddocks
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