Delay sendmail?

Grant orbman at thingysrealm.myftp.org
Sun May 9 21:06:07 BST 2004


Frank Shute wrote:

>On Sun, May 09, 2004 at 01:13:50PM +0100, Grant wrote:
>  
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>I got a laptop running freebsd 4.9, the problem is that the network pc 
>>card isnt started untill just after sendmail starts, which seems to make 
>>sendmail just hang, i can manually stop sendmail and it will continue 
>>but i need sendmail...
>>
>>so i was wondering if there is a way i can delay sendmail from starting 
>>up untill the network card has been started..
>>    
>>
>
>I'm afraid I'm not a Sendmail expert but here goes anyway since nobody
>has answered....
>
>I think Sendmail maybe looking for DNS from a machine on your network
>and is hanging until the network connection comes up (my PCMIA card is
>painfully slow to start). Maybe somebody who runs Sendmail knows
>whether this is a likely scenario?
>
>If you're just running a laptop, I would look into running a caching
>name server like pdnsd (in ports). This could cure your problem but
>irrespective of that it would be a useful piece of software to run for
>the occasions when you don't have a network connection or only a slow
>one (modem).
>
>You could also try:
>
>sendmail_enable="NONE"
>
>in /etc/rc.conf and then write a script to be launched from
>/usr/local/etc/rc.d which itself launches Sendmail later in the day.
>Bit of a bodge though :)
>
>  
>
hmmm i dont mind doing a bit of bodging :-)

but i dont know what i would need to bodge...

any chance of an example on what i need to do...

Thanks
Grant.





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