How to make sendmail listen on an address other than the loopback

Andrew Falanga af300wsm at
Fri Dec 28 09:33:47 PST 2007


I'm trying to get an e-mail system working for my church (  
I've added a file called local-host-names in /etc/mail as described in the 
Handbook, then did "/etc/rc.d/sendmail restart" and then did "sockstat | grep 
sendmail" and got the following results:

root     sendmail   32889 3  tcp4          *:*
root     sendmail   32889 4  dgram  -> /var/run/logpriv
smmsp    sendmail   696   3  dgram  -> /var/run/log

Now, with the exception of the additional file, nothing has been done to this 
stock sendmail configuration (system is 6.2-RELEASE-p7).  How would I make 
sendmail listen on the ip of  I do have some experience with 
sendmail, however, it was several years ago and I've forgotten quite a bit.  
Why isn't it listening on that address now?


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