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[Bug 231042] poll.tcpip could prevent sendmail or fetchmail to start at boottime
  • From: bugzilla_noreply@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 07:13:31 -0700 (MST)
  • Message-id: <20070207141331.1FF0B25C88C@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=231042


zoz@xxxxxxxxxx changed:

What |Removed |Added
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CC| |poeml@xxxxxxxxxx, varkoly@xxxxxxxxxx,
| |sbrabec@xxxxxxxxxx
Status|NEW |NEEDINFO
Info Provider| |werner@xxxxxxxxxx




------- Comment #1 from zoz@xxxxxxxxxx 2007-02-07 07:13 MST -------
A switch for these functions is not worth the effort.
IMO it would be better to skip send/fetchmail in poll.tcpip if the
corresponding service is activated for the current runlevel.

This is easy for fetchmail:
chkconfig --check fetchmail

But sendmail may be provided by different mail services (sendmail, postfix,
exim, ...). Further it might be necessary to call sendmail -q even if a
mailservice is active. What do we have to check for sendmail? Can a sendmail -q
from poll.tcpip prevent at all, that a mail daemon is started?
To _all_ (not only Werner) mailserver maintainers: please help here!


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