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SubjectRe: [Fwd: sendmail fails to deliver mail with attachments in /var/spool/mqueue]


"Richard B. Johnson" wrote:
>
> On Fri, 10 Nov 2000, William F. Maton wrote:
>
> > On Fri, 10 Nov 2000, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > The sendmail folks are claiming that the TCPIP stack in Linux is broken,
> > > which is what they claim is causing problems on sendmail on Linux
> > > platforms. Before anyone says, "don't use that piece of shit sendmail,
> > > use qmail instead", perhaps we should look at this problem and refute
> > > these statements -- I think that sendmail is causing this problem. The
> > > version is sendmail 8.9.3
> >
> > What about sendmail 8.11.1? Is the problem there too?
> >
>
> I am running sendmail-8.11-0.Beta3 on Linux 2.4.0-test9. I didn't
> have any problem with it (except that the documentation sucks,
> making it extremely difficult to configure). Once configured, it runs
> fine. It also ran fine on Linux-2.2.17.
>
> If something is staying in the mail-queue `mailq`, this means that
> the daemon isn't running. It may have crashed. This can be caused
> by somebody keeping some mailer entry in /etc/inetd.conf. Sendmail
> has to run as a daemon with no other interference on port 25.
> Check the configuration.

I did Dick. The config is fine. The daemon is also fine and running.
What's really weird is that even if I do a "sendmail -v -q" command
(which should force the queue to flush) it still doesn't.

Jeff

>
> Cheers,
> Dick Johnson
>
> Penguin : Linux version 2.4.0 on an i686 machine (799.54 BogoMips).
>
> "Memory is like gasoline. You use it up when you are running. Of
> course you get it all back when you reboot..."; Actual explanation
> obtained from the Micro$oft help desk.
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