when the sshd hits the fan

Glenn English ghe at slsware.net
Wed Sep 23 18:35:35 UTC 2015

On Sep 23, 2015, at 10:00 AM, Michael Loftis <mloftis at wgops.com> wrote:

> Sendmail for one can hang for stupidly long times waiting in dead resolvers before allowing the system to continue booting.

So replace it with Postfix? I've been using it (on Debian Linux) for decades without any problems. AFAIK, it doesn't do anything pathological like that. It just reads its config and starts waiting for email.

> That's the most common thing, RC scripts hanging waiting on external resources while you're locked out simply because sshd starts ridiculously late. Very common problem.

If properly configed, shouldn't things come up in order, with their dependencies already running? Or is specifying boot order not possible on FBSD?

I can certainly understand the possible need for SSH, just for incase, but I'd think things could be set to do stuff in the proper order. Except for cyclic dependencies, of course -- a significant bug for the maintainers.

Glenn English

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