Knute Johnson linux at
Tue Jul 8 22:21:49 UTC 2008

Tim wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-07-07 at 20:37 -0700, Knute Johnson wrote:
>> My latest installation of F9 will not send mail when first started.  I
>> must restart sendmail to send any mail but after that it works fine
>> until I restart Fedora.
> Are you using Network Manager?

Yes I am.  That is an alternative on my desktop but a pain for my laptop.

> If so, I had that problem until I stopped using it.  It didn't get the
> network up and running in time, when sendmail fires up, and sendmail
> never recovers.
> An alternative would be to put a restart script into the Network Manager
> Dispatcher directory.  That way sendmail will be restarted any time the
> network goes down and up.  A smart script would check whether it should
> restart a running service, or do nothing to a deliberately stopped
> service.

Could you provide a little more detail on exactly how to do this?



Knute Johnson
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