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Disabling sendmail

Hello everyone,
can anyone tell me how to disable sendmail on solaris 10?

I seem to have the sendmail process from hell. Did an SVCS | grep for mail and disabled the 2 processes it threw up. But something is still respawning sendmail (if I kill it manually) and it's doing the usual complaint about it's DNS and not being able to fully qualify it's domain.

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks

Martin
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sendmail is usually started where all the system daemons are being fired up: have a look in the rc-scripts of your runlevel and/or "/etc/inittab".

Disable it there. I don't know Solaris too well, but in AIX there is a super-daemon (System Resource Controller) with the ability to restart cored daemons - perhaps there is something similar in Solaris too, no? You may have to have a look at / change of its configuration too.

I hope this helps.

bakunin
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Originally Posted by bakunin
sendmail is usually started where all the system daemons are being fired up: have a look in the rc-scripts of your runlevel and/or "/etc/inittab".
rc scripts and run levels are being obsoleted with Solaris 10. sendmail is no more launched by /etc/init.d/sendmail but by an SMF service.
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Originally Posted by callmebob
can anyone tell me how to disable sendmail on solaris 10?
You need to disable both the sendmail server and client services:
Code:
svcadm disable sendmail
svcadm disable sendmail-client

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