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From: Garrett Wollman (wollmankhavrinen.lcs.mit.edu)
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 12:45:50 CST
<<On Mon, 12 Feb 2001 19:41:00 +0100, Ragnar Beer <rbeeruni-goettingen.de> said:
> I just learned (better late than never ;) that even if I have
> disabled sendmail as a daemon with "sendmail_enable=NO" in
> /etc/rc.conf the program still gets executed periodically by crond
> and the /etc/periodic scripts.
If you are using some other MTA, you should configure `mailwrapper' to
redirect requests to that MTA rather than executing Sendmail(tm). On
modern FreeBSD systems, /usr/sbin/sendmail is actually the
`mailwrapper' program, which redirects requests to your MTA of choice.
If you are not running any sort of MTA on the machine, then you should
generate and install a sendmail.cf file which uses the `nullclient'
configuration to send all of its outgoing mail to an appropriate mail
server. You should also periodically run a `sendmail -q' in order to
deliver any mail which was queued due to the relay host being
unreachable. Whether you use `cron' or `sendmail -qINTERVAL' to do
this is a matter of religion.
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