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    Question sendmail is incredibly slow at bootup

    I was wondering if it's normal for the sendmail daemon to take a long time (about 30sec - 1min) at startup? I recently installed sendmail and starttls to check gmail on gnus.

    for example here's what happens when I time the restart of sendmail
    Code:
    david@laptopskis:~$ time sudo /etc/init.d/sendmail restart
     * Restarting Mail Transport Agent (MTA) sendmail                        [ OK ] 
    
    real	1m4.609s
    user	0m0.244s
    sys	0m0.232s

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    Re: sendmail is incredibly slow at bootup

    I second that - How in the hey do I run sendmail without doubling my boot-up time?

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    Re: sendmail is incredibly slow at bootup

    add an entry for your external address in your /etc/hosts to match the machine name.

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    Re: sendmail is incredibly slow at bootup

    I've this issue too. How do I do that?
    My external IP is not static.
    Should I start setting up a dyndns?
    Then add something like this to the /etc/hosts

    my.dyndns.com localhost
    my.dyndns.com 127.0.0.1

    Or how. Please explain..

    Is it somehow possible to start a service in the background like it is in arch with just putting a "@" in front of the serivce name in rc.conf?
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    Re: sendmail is incredibly slow at bootup

    Put & at the end
    Eg sendmail &

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