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Re: MTA slow to start

On 22:22 Thu 22 Dec     , Tyler Smith wrote:
> During boot up it takes about 30 seconds for MTA to start for my Etch 
> install. With Sarge on the same box this takes less than a second. Can I 
> fix this somehow? I'm running a single desktop computer, connected via 
> an NIC through a router to highspeed DSL, and I get all my mail from pop 
> accounts with Thunderbird. Do I even need an MTA?

Assuming you are using Exim4, the README.Debian in the docs lists a
number of ways to solve this by limiting the DNS lookup including:

use dc_minimaldns='true'

(Either edit /etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf or use dpkg-reconfigure exim4-conf).

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