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Re: sendmail relay again



On Thursday 11 March 2004 06:42 am, Cowles, Steve wrote:
> Gary Stainburn wrote:
> >> Restart xinetd, restart sendmail.
> >>
> >> RDB
> >
> > Why does xinetd need to be restarted? What's this got to do
> > with sendmail?
>
> Nothing at all. Sendmail is typically configured (at least from the redhat
> RPM) to run as a daemon, not from xinetd. I guess sendmail could be
> configured to run from xinetd, but the startup/tear down of the process for
> each e-mail would be kinda slow.

Although in Redhat the access to sendmail is controlled by tcpwrapper (ie 
/etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny). SO if you change those files you nned 
to restart xinetd. At least this is my understanding with RH 7.x. Correct me 
if I'm wrong.

RDB

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