View Full Version : [ubuntu] avoid starting sendmail as a daemon process

May 1st, 2010, 05:21 AM
I currently have sendmail installed.It starts as a daemon but i want to
avoid doing that.I want to start it manually.plz help

Also am a dynamic host.so every time i start my computer my ip changes.
I use ddclient to update my records at dyndns.com.but how to configure
sendmail in the case of dynamic hosts since it looks at the file
/etc/hosts which contains information about the static hosts.
plz help

May 1st, 2010, 08:06 AM
Do you really need to have sendmail in the first place? What do you want to do with it?

May 1st, 2010, 03:19 PM
well its a mail transfer agent.so i use it to send emails from my computer.rather than using hotmail,gmail,etc

Well I got the problem solved.
Download sysv-rc-conf and read the manual.its a very powerful tool.