Re: MTA slow to start
On 2005-12-23, Tyler Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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?
Changing "mybox" to "mybox.localdomain" in /etc/hostame works
for me. I can't take credit for this fix. I read it here.
> 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?
I'm no expert, but to me it just doesn't seem like *nix without
an MTA. Some programs send email reports to root.