Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 276651
sendmail loops at boot time
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:14 EST
Description of problem: sendmail loops at boot time
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to reproduce:
1. install Fedora 7 with IP address A
2. enter 2 names to /etc/hosts: host1 and host2
2. update IP address to B, do not change /etc/hosts
3. rebooting fails, because sendmail loops endlessly
If your host name and IP do not match, then this is indeed a problem.
sendmail is trying to lookup your hostname and IP. This is no endless loop -
there is a timeout.
Closing as not a bug.