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[Bug 231042] poll.tcpip could prevent sendmail or fetchmail to start at boottime
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  • Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 05:53:42 -0700 (MST)
  • Message-id: <20070209125342.2F0EE25C88A@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=231042


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------- Comment #3 from werner@xxxxxxxxxx 2007-02-09 05:53 MST -------
/etc/ppp/poll.tcpip was designed for dialin on demand connections only.
AFAIS from my daily work at home it works flawless with both sendmail
and postfix. This because both MTAs have to provide the FHS[1] binary
/usr/sbin/sendmail. Beside this on my configuration sendmail will
be started at boot time to be able to deliver even local mails[2].
Otherwise the dialin on demand connection (ipp/dsl) will be not
activated at boot time. Those connections happen if and only if a
external IP address is used.

Beside this fetchmail has to be started before clearing the sendmail
queue to avoid mail loops. Note that in my scenario the sendmail
daemons (MSP/MTA) are already running and therefore the option -q
simply cause those daemons to clear their queues. For real sendmail
there a two queues one for the client and one for the MTA its self.

[1]: see FHS ``4.7.2 Specific Options'' and the footnotes used therein.
[2]: not running an MTA even for local mails only is IMHO an user error.


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