Subject: Re: sendmail.cf default setting
To: Assar Westerlund <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/19/2000 09:00:07
>> Currently, /etc/mail/sendmail*.cf is like below:
>> sendmail.cf: listens to IPv4 socket only
>> sendmail-IPv6.cf: listens to both IPv4 and IPv6 socket
>And if you run sendmail with a configuration file that tells it to
>listen on both v6 and v4 sockets with a v4-only kernel, it fails?
it fails. that's why we need two configuration files.
>I would really like sendmail to have one configuration file and do the
>right thing (listen on the supported socket types at run-time). Is
>that not feasible?
I have the fix, however, it needs little configuration syntax change
(a new option letter in "DeamonPortOptions" line to make an address
family/listening socket optional). I've sent the patch to sendmail.org
and waiting for them to integrate it.