lan at falleagle.net
Sun Aug 19 16:30:55 PDT 2007
On Sun, August 19, 2007 3:18 pm, Tracy R Reed wrote:
> Andrew Lentvorski wrote:
>> Doesn't Linux require one for sending those crappy daily logs to root
>> that nobody ever reads?
> I use cfengine to ensure that all of my Linux boxes are configured with
> an mta that can send but not receive (not listening on port 25, unless
> it is a mail server) so that various things like my lollerskates logfile
> analysis program and cfengine and other things can send me reports. But
> I am sure to configure my machines to send only stuff that gets read and
> are likely to be actionable. I can't stand noise that gets ignored
> because false positives make the chance of actually seeing a real
> problem nearly zero.
>> Anyhow, sendmail hanging on boot is most likely a DNS misconfiguration.
>> Check that your local hosts table has entries for yourself so that it
>> isn't trying to query a server before one gets set up.
It does and always had. And localhost as well
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