Subject: Re: sendmail vs ifaliases...
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/14/1997 21:32:19
>On my very -current system, sendmail hangs.  Making load_if_names() return
>immediately makes it run (correctly!) and not hang.  We have about
>8 aliases on le0; is there a known problem with this?
>(Well, obviously, *I* know of a problem with this...)

i think it might just be that sendmail is waiting for name service to
time out on each of the interfaces it finds.  ie, it looks up each
address, or so i believe.  i know that playing with the resolv.conf
configuration has fixed it for me in the past...

you also have to keep in mind that sendmail uses the resolver directly
instead of going through the get*by*(3) routines...

i'm sure that affects it somehow.  maybe it tries to be too robust?

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