Subject: Re: Sendmail without (permanent) DNS access
To: Martin Husemann <email@example.com>
From: Marc Baudoin <Marc.Baudoin@solsoft.com>
Date: 10/29/1997 11:16:22
Martin Husemann <firstname.lastname@example.org> écrit :
> My *.mc file looks like this:
> # HWART - forward all (even local) mail to rumolt
> define(`confMESSAGE_TIMEOUT', 5d/2d)
> FEATURE(nullclient, rumolt.teuto.de)
I think FEATURE(nodns) does not work in modern sendmails. It is
mentionned in the release notes or in cf/README.
> So, there simply must be a way to tell sendmail to never ever
> touch dns at all. This should be documented, in the install
> notes, in the FAQ and maybe asked for by the setup scripts, as
> many new users won't have DNS right from the start or ever at
You can use a service switch file:
skiff:~> cat /usr/local/etc/mail/service.switch
So sendmail will only use /etc/hosts and it won't use DNS at all.
I also use:
to send all my messages to a central mail hub so I don't have to
wait for timeouts and so on. It works perfectly on my laptop.
> If there is no such feature, I sincereley ask for dropping
> sendmail completely.
Why? Do you have a valid alternative? qmail has some
interesting feature but sendmail is far beyond for most features.
Maybe Vmail when it will be out...
Marc Baudoin -=- <Marc.Baudoin@solsoft.com>
Security On-Line software