[Techtalk] sendmail on NetBSD
Rudy L. Zijlstra
rudy at edsons.demon.nl
Sat Aug 9 21:53:17 EST 2003
Brenda Bell wrote:
>The problem seems to be connected to my DSL connection getting dropped when
>my ISP does maintenance but I need to do some digging to determine exactly
>In the meantime, is there a command I can run that will flush the deferred
Not until your dsl connection is back, no. Also, such command should
aready be active. During startup a command like:
sendmail -bd -q15m
or for newer releases:
if [ -x /usr/sbin/sendmail ]; then
echo "Starting sendmail MTA daemon: /usr/sbin/sendmail -L sm-mta
/usr/sbin/sendmail -L sm-mta -bd -q15m
echo "Starting sendmail MSP queue runner: /usr/sbin/sendmail -L
sm-msp-queue -Ac -q15m"
/usr/sbin/sendmail -L sm-msp-queue -Ac -q15m
The second incarnation is the sendmail queue daemon., which takes care
of handling queued messages. In this case every 15 minutes.
Without you dsl connection, your DNS does not work, thus sendmail cannot
deliver. Sendmail is in that aspect totally dependent on DNS.
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