If I have these two lines lin /etc/hosts:
then my boot process seems to hang for about 60 seconds when it gets to:
/usr/sbin/sendmail -bd -q 15m
and I see these messages:
sendmail: My unqualified host name (spirit) unknown;
sleeping for retry
sendmail: unable to qualify my own domain name (spirit) --
using short name
but everything runs fine after that. If I run ppp-on, I see the expected
messages in the ppp log file.
However, if I have these two lines in /etc/hosts:
# 0.0.0.0 spirit
then it zooms through the sendmail startup at boot time, but it
seems to hang for a few seconds when it is starting syslogd, and I
see a message in the log file about "syslogd exiting on signal 15",
and when I run ppp-on, the ppp log file does not get updated.
QUESTION: what do I have to do to to /etc/hosts to keep my syslogd
happy and not "stall" when sendmail is started up a boot time?
I am working on a Toshiba T4700 laptop that is not on a network
unless I modem-in to my internet provider. My /etc/HOSTNAME file just
contains the single word "spirit".