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

Derek Ragona derek at
Fri Dec 28 10:25:30 PST 2007

At 11:33 AM 12/28/2007, Andrew Falanga wrote:
>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?

Take a look at your settings for sendmail in /etc/rc.conf vs 

You need two instances of sendmail running, one for local delivery, another 
for external mail send receive.


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