Sendmail takes ages to start at bootup
pyevet at aapt.net.au
Thu Dec 20 12:06:31 UTC 2007
On Thu, 2007-12-20 at 19:24 +1030, Tim wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-12-20 at 17:57 +1100, Simon Slater wrote:
> > I thought keeping it simple and just using entries in /etc/hosts
> > for each was the way to start. So sendmail needs more, than that?
> If addresses are static, I'd expect that to work, it has for me. Though
> it's ages since I relied on hosts files, I use an internal DNS server,
> You'd want your IP address associated with your fully-qualified domain
> name (for that interface) and associated with any aliases that you use
> with it as well.
> e.g. 192.168.1.12 mailserver.example.com mailserver
> That way, if your mail server starts up thinking that it's "mailserver"
> *or* "mailserver.example.com" it finds its IP matches, and vice versa
> (when it asks to find out the name associated with its IP, it gets told
> the same answer). Generally it's the FQDN first, *then* aliases.
> The addresses should match what it thinks itself is, i.e. the address of
> its interface, regardless of any external public addresses (e.g. the
> external address is the address of your connection to the internet on
> the other side of a router).
Soooo..., going back to kindergarten..., the names I put in /etc/hosts
were made up to describe the box on a purely internal network. Should
the names/aliases be something different? What would/would not conflict
with public FQDN?
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