On Tue, 10 Nov 1998 23:20:27 -0700, "Zdenek Niederle"
>Why is it that if I start diald from /etc/rc.d/rc.inet2 it makes a PPP via
>modem connection when I send a message (with a local address) to sendmail.
>However, if I kill diald and restart it at the command line, things work
>fine? Any ideas?
Could be sendmail performing a DNS lookup. Check what sort of
connection is being made with tcpdump or ipfwadm. If it is sendmail
and DNS, you can either turn off DNS lookups for sendmail (change the
switch file) or install a local DNS server.