How do I disable sendmail?

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How do I disable sendmail?

Post by Julie » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:00 pm

Me again,

How do I disable the sendmail daemon in Linux so that its not checked during start up. I have no plans on using it in a test box and it takes three minutes to time out during the boot process. It's very annoying.
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Re: How do I disable sendmail?

Post by JimKnicely » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:11 pm

Julie,

What flavor of Linux are you running?

In RedHat and CentOS its easy to disable sendmail by editing the /etc/sysconfig/sendmail file and ...

Changing the line:
  • DAEMON=yes
To:
  • DAEMON=no
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Re: How do I disable sendmail?

Post by JimKnicely » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:21 pm

If you want to disable sendmail completely you can run the following command as root:

/sbin/chkconfig sendmail off
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