sendmail: My unqualified host name

Michael mlmichael70 at
Tue Jun 29 07:56:55 UTC 2010

On 28/06/2010 23:21, Polytropon wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Jun 2010 23:12:38 +0100, Michael<mlmichael70 at>  wrote:
>> Yes but I don't quite understand why. It's my laptop system and I don't
>> really need or want sendmail there.
> You may want to reconsider this statement. :-)

I did just that :) So far I thought sendmail is a big hairy thing that 
is completely useless on desktop systems. Now I learned that it is kind 
of crucial to proper system workings so in fact I do need it. Plus 
messages that it tried to deliver are important so I definitely do want it.

>> It was all fine and quiet for months and started just recently.
> So THAT is really strange.

So mystery is now solved since I got sendmail working locally. It turned 
out that ports update went wrong and messed up one program. That program 
was being run every minute via root's crontab...

Thank you so much.


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