Subject: Re: new sendmail spooling and dns
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/31/2003 21:35:01
>>> 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.

that will flush the main queue (as before), except now that sendmail
is sgid smmsp, you don't have sufficient privileges for that as a
regular user (unlike before).

to flush the "client" queue, use "sendmail -q -Ac".

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