smart_host on sendmail min config

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Tue Dec 11 10:41:32 PST 2007

On 2007-12-11 13:25, "Aryeh M. Friedman" <aryeh.friedman at> wrote:
>Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>> Neat!  Your local Sendmail submission service works then.  You
>> should be able to see the message in the `clientmqueue' with:
>> mailq -Ac
>> Now, can you show us how your local rc system starts Sendmail, and
>> the active Sendmail processes you are using?  It may be working
>> fine, but only queueing messages in `/var/spool/clientmqueue'.  A
>> queue runner should also be started to periodically scan and handle
>> the clientmqueue messages.

I'm sorry, but this is the *third* time I am asking the same thing, and
it's getting a bit boring.  Do you _really_ want help, or just to have a
bit of email fun for a while?

You still haven't shown us:

    * How your local rc system starts Sendmail

    * The active Sendmail processes you have now

> monster-freebsd# !sen
> sendmail -bd -q1m -v
> # very long pause
> 050 WARNING: local host name (monster-freebsd) is not qualified; see

Your DNS is broken, and Sendmail cannot resolve `monster-freebsd'.
That's not a Sendmail issue, so I'm ignoring that for now.

> monster-freebsd# mailq -Ac
> # very long pause
>                 /var/spool/clientmqueue (8 requests)
> - -----Q-ID----- --Size-- -----Q-Time-----
> - ------------Sender/Recipient-----------
> lBAEQDUM077228        9 Mon Dec 10 09:26 aryeh
>                  (Deferred: Connection refused by [])
>                                          aryeh at

No submission service running.  You have to start at least some process
which listens on for incoming email requests and a queue
runner for clientmqueue.  I haven't seen any "ps xauwww" output for the
Sendmail processes you are currently running, so no idea why you don't
have a listener on

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