Bug 112141 - Sendmail should run from xinetd by default to save memory
Sendmail should run from xinetd by default to save memory
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-12-15 06:20 EST by David Anderson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-12-15 07:57:56 EST
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Description David Anderson 2003-12-15 06:20:52 EST
Description of problem:

By default, sendmail starts as a service. Its memory footprint when
doing nothing is about 2.5Mb. It also adds a few seconds to system
startup.
Sendmail should be run through xinetd by default. Users who have the
wish and comptence to configure sendmail will also know how to run it
through /etc/init.d instead of xinetd. (i.e. If they can configure
sendmail.cf, they will know how to switch from xinetd to rc.d).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

All

How reproducible:

Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Actual results:

Sendmail runs always, wasting memory and CPU cycles.

Expected results:

Sendmail should be run via xinetd, and hence only run on demand.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2003-12-15 07:57:56 EST
Setup will stay as it is, but you can change to the above for your
local machines anytime. Please also note that you might want to run
sendmail then also from cron to make sure queue runs get done.

greetings,

Florian La Roche

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