smail in /etc/rc.d/rc.whatever - or not.

smail in /etc/rc.d/rc.whatever - or not.

Post by Robert Manne » Wed, 08 Mar 1995 02:53:50



With my shiny new 1.1.94 kernel, I see messages such as:

inetd[??]: smtp/tcp: bind: Address already in use

in my syslog. I realised this was because smail was started at some point
in /etc/rc.d/rc.whatever and was permenently running as a daemon.

I have hence removed smail from the rc file and am relying on inetd to do
its stuff in order to call smtp. Am I correct in doing this, or should
the smail daemon run at all times?

Mail still seems to work BTW.

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