Subject: Re: new sendmail spooling and dns
To: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Pavel Cahyna <email@example.com>
Date: 03/31/2003 19:14:53
> you're getting the dns timeout because you're off-line. when you're
> off-line, sendmail can't look up (or verify) the existence of the
> address to which (or from which) you are sending the mail, so it stays
> in the client queue. when you go back on-line, then the dns lookups
> can work again, so the queue can be flushed.
> this is perfectly normal behavior.
So, you need DNS working even for the local mail delivery from cron to
root? Doesn't seem to be good.