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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.


Reuben D. Budiardja
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
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something, don't you? Really, I'm not out to destroy 
Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional 
side effect."
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