From: Kenn Humborg (kenn at domain linux.ie)
Date: Wed 12 Jul 2000 - 00:21:01 IST
On Wed, Jul 12, 2000 at 12:06:50AM +0100, Conor Daly wrote:
I'm not going to bother reformatting your original text. Learn
how to hit return somewhere near col 76, please.
Anyway, a few points which may help:
If the 'clients' (i.e. everything other than hobbiton) are running
Linux, configure their sendmails to use hobbiton as a smarthost.
in your sendmail.mc and rebuild the sendmail.cf.
You may still get some delays when sending mail from clients due
to sendmail trying to do DNS lookups. (The named with RH6.2 is
pretty good in this regard, and returns "lookup failed" immediately
when I'm not dialed up.) However, eventually this lookup will
fail and the client sendmail should then forward the message to
the smarthost (hobbiton).
To get around this in mutt, set sendmail_wait to -1 in your muttrc.
This tells mutt not to wait for sendmail to accept the message before
returning control to you.
There are other, more arcane ways to get sendmail to do all its
slow, annoying DNS lookups in the background, but none of them is
really ideal. Try the above first, and see how you get on.
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