Subject: Re: new sendmail spooling and dns
To: Thomas Miller <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/31/2003 21:10:26
In message <>, Thomas Miller wri
>Hi Andrew,
>Thank you for your very helpful comments.  In particular, you said:
>> when you go back on-line, then the dns lookups can work again, so
>> the queue can be flushed.  
>Sometimes I go on line just for a moment and just for the purpose of
>sending mail.  So, the solution apparently is to "wake up" the 
>queue runner and get it to flush the clientmqueue as soon as I go on 
>line.  What would be the best way to to sound the reveille bugle?

It's been a long time since I've used sendmail, but 'sendmail -q'
is (according to the man page) the way to attempt delivery of each 
queued message.

		--Steve Bellovin, (me) (2nd edition of "Firewalls" book)