sendmail stalling during boot

Simon Morgan sjmorgan at
Thu Aug 18 16:17:28 GMT 2005

On 8/18/05, Chuck Swiger <cswiger at> wrote:
> You really, really want to give your machine a real hostname, which is in the
> DNS, reverses properly, and has MX records for the domains it handles mail for
> set up, if you want to run sendmail and do mail correctly.
> If you are only relaying mail to another smart host which will do all of your
> relaying for you (commonly your ISP's SMTP server will do so), and you do not
> need sendmail to do DNS lookups, consider FEATURE(nocanonify).

I should have mentioned that I only want sendmail to deliver local mail. Surely
there must be a way to do this without doing all of the above?

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