Subject: Re: new sendmail spooling and dns
To: Jim Bernard <>
From: Thomas Miller <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/31/2003 17:19:40
Hi Jim,

Thanks for your reply.  Yes, I am running the queue runner (at least, I 
can see it in the output of "ps aux").  I saw the comments to which you 

I am writing this off line.  We'll see if it goes out to you. . . .

BTW, I used to live in Boulder, and, during August in Boston, I envy 
the mountains and the lack of humidity where you are, in Golden, 
IIRC.  :-)

Thanks again!

Kindest regards,


On Mar 31,  7:49am, Jim Bernard wrote:
} Subject: Re: new sendmail spooling and dns
} On Sun, Mar 30, 2003 at 08:31:11PM -0500, Thomas Miller wrote:
} > Okay, when I sent my latest message a moment ago, all the messages 
} > previously trapped in /var/spool/clientmqueue went roaring out and 
} > got sent.  I haven't the faintest idea why things seem to be 
} > working now, but not before.  I haven't changed anything!
}   Are you running a "queue runner"?  My guess is not.  It's possible for
} various reasons for mail processed by the mail submission program to be
} left in /var/spool/clientmqueue rather than immediately forwarded on to
} the sendmail daemon (which spools into /var/spool/mqueue and sends the
} mail on to the outside world).  To deal with that, it's generally necessary
} to run a queue runner that periodically processes the queue (clientqueue).
} See /etc/defaults/rc.conf for relevant comments and /etc/rc.d/smmsp, which
} is the startup script for the queue runner.
}-- End of excerpt from Jim Bernard