Fix slow sendmail and sm-client startup at boot


I recently ran into a problem where one of my CentOS machines was taking a very long time (a couple of minutes) to start the sendmail and sm-client servies at boot time. I found the fix was quite simple.

The problem in my case was resolved by making sure the hostname was correctly added to the loopback entry at the top of /etc/hosts. thehost localhost.localdomain localhost

  • Bala Subramanya Sarma

    Recently I brought one usb 2.0 Fast Ethernet Adapter. I don’t know how to install the drivers in redhat linux 5.4. Could u please help me.