[CentOS] Hanging @ Sendmail During Boot

Andy Green andy at warmcat.com
Tue May 2 08:08:08 UTC 2006

Mark Sargent wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have a coupla queries about my 2 latest installs of CentOS 4-3. When I 
> first installed and logged in as the initial user, everything went well, 
> and the system was fast. A reboot, and 2nd login gave the same. But, 
> upon connecting to the net, the system hung at sendmail for almost 
> 4mins, and then gave an error at login about not finding the host, and 
> that Gnome may not work correctly, with options of Continue or try 
> Again. After that, the system has become extensively slow. Any ideas why 
> this would be this way? This is the 2nd machine, different locations, 
> different media, that this has happened. Rather annoying. Cheers.

Do the affected boxes have a proper hostname?

cat /etc/sysconfig/network

I seem to recall seeing that gnome complaint under such circumstances...

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