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Re: sendmail relay again



On Thursday 11 March 2004 08:07, Reuben D. Budiardja wrote:
> 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
>

Xinetd does not need to be restarted since sendmail will use the 
/etc/hosts.allow/deny files directly.  No need to even restart 
sendmail.

Regards, Mike Klinke




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