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Re: Announcing Fedora 12 Alpha



On Thu, 2009-08-27 at 10:51 -0600, Michal Jaegermann wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 08:45:42AM -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > 
> > As I said, I was literally unable to get sendmail working despite
> > spending an entire weekend on it,
> 
> It would be really interesting to know what you were attempting to
> do and how you "over-thought" that installation.  For years on most
> of Fedora installations sendmail requires really _nothing_ in order
> to work locally.  If you want to receive mail from an outside world
> you need to follow these instructions in /etc/mail/sendmail.mc
> 
> dnl # The following causes sendmail to only listen on the IPv4 loopback address
> dnl # 127.0.0.1 and not on any other network devices. Remove the loopback
> dnl # address restriction to accept email from the internet or intranet.
> DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=127.0.0.1, Name=MTA')dnl
> 
> So you have to comment out one line and do 'service sendmail restart'.
> That rewrites for you /etc/mail/sendmail.cf.  Various other things
> are also done easily and quickly by editing /etc/mail/sendmail.mc
> and for more popular options you do not even need to read
> documentation as comments in that file are often enough.  Usually
> takes few short minutes if you do not desire something "exotic".

It was quite a while back, I don't recall exactly what I was trying to
set it up to do and what problems I ran into. I just remember it being a
complete nightmare, and postfix being far far easier.

-- 
Adam Williamson
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