RE: Everything about Sendmail is Slow
On Mon, 4 Mar 2002, Dave Scott wrote:
> Richard, thanks for the help :)
no problem, we'll get this squared away quickly...
> As far as the "sendmail -bt -d0.13" command. It comes up with a error
> half way though that says: "WARNING: local host name (localhost) is not
> qualified; fix $j in config file
This isn't good, and is likely 99% of your problem
> ADDRESS TEST MODE (ruleset 3 NOT automatically invoked)"
Normal, don't worry about that
> The hosts file reads
> 127.0.0.1 localhost rapids
> mail.server.ip.address rapids.mydomain.org rapids
I'd remove the 'rapids' from the 127.0.0.1 line...
> The resolv.conf reads
> nameserver 127.0.0.1
> search rapids.mydomain.org
> nameserver 220.127.116.11
> nameserver 18.104.22.168
That should say search mydomain.com ! Otherwise, it tries to qualify
every host with 'rapids.mydomain.com'
> The hostname file reads
no problem here
> Now, this all seems weird because this mail server was functioning
> totally fine up to a week ago and no one was in there doing anything.
no upgrades or anything ?
> Any command you give to the sendmail system takes about 1 minute to
> minute and half to respond, not just the mailq command, the sendmail -bt
> command also takes time, basically if you try to talk to sendmail about
> anything there is a delay, even if the mailq is totally empty there is
> still a delay, is this normal, because it always responed quickly before
> this happened.
> Do you think that message about localhost not being qualified is the
Most definetly... the first thing sendmail does is a gethostbyname call,
and it does this for pretty much every invocation...
Turn right here. No! NO! The OTHER right!