SUMMARY: Cron and sendmail

From: Don Weeks <>
Date: Wed Mar 26 2003 - 17:02:17 EST
I received  a number of replies. Thanks to all.

A number of people suggested that I could add an alias to /etc/hosts with a 
"." in it. This is not what we wanted to do and have used to eliminate in 
some of our systems. I really wanted to disable sendmail as it is not 
needed for our application and but we do use cron and wanted to still be 
able to get mail to local users.

Several admin suggested modifing sendmail.conf which also assumes sendmail 
is still running.

This is what I finally did:
    "All you have to do is:
# /etc/rc2.d/S88sendmail stop
# mv /etc/rc2.d/S88sendmail /etc/rc2.d/s88sendmail

Each time that you install patches (recommended cluster patches from
Sun) you will have to check the patches don't create the rc script again"

The reason is that sendmail is not needed for local mail delivery. Several 
people mentioned this. I only need local delivery which I am still getting 
after doing this.
               Hope this helps people in the future,

Don Weeks
Sr Systems Administrator
Spatial Wireless, Inc
1651 N Glenville Suite 216
Richardson, Texas 75081
972-437-6250 Ext 155
Mobil: 214-734-5437

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