[CentOS] slowness in sendmail - 60 second timeout
kwan.lowe at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 15:44:53 UTC 2010
On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 10:14 AM, Jerry Geis <geisj at pagestation.com> wrote:
> I am sending an email from my machine devcentos5x64.
> the transcript below (hangs for 60 seconds) at the line:
> MAIL From:<root at devcentos5x64.msgnet.com> SIZE=56
> AUTH=root at devcentos5x64.msgnet.com
> The email succeeds - but I am trying to figure out the 60 second delay.
> Neither email server is busy. Nothing is waiting.
> the DNS on both machines point to the same nameserver. The DNS responds
> very fast when looking up server names.
> What else can I look for to remove the slowness or delay?
Since you've checked DNS, try looking at your queue intervals and
timeout settings. If it's exactly a 60 second delay it's probably a
timeout value somewhere. If it's up to 60 seconds, look for the queue
settings in both /etc/sysconfig/sendmail and in /etc/mail/sendmail.cf.
You might also peek at the interfaces on the system as having more
than one IP address can sometimes cause this slowness if not
Also, check the hosts file :)
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