[olug] sendmail help - speed up delivery from the queue

Obi-Wan obiwan at jedi.com
Tue Feb 19 23:20:01 UTC 2008

> Ok, that MAX_DAEMON_CHILDREN setting is my sendmail.mc file.  I think I 
> understand how this works, a sendmail.cf file can be generated from a 
> sendmail.mc file.  I not sure mine ever has been.  When I used webmin to 
> edit a few sendmail options, I saw that it added lines to the 
> sendmail.cf file without ever modifying the sendmail.mc file.
> So is there a corresponding setting in the sendmail.cf file that relates 
> to the MAX_DAEMON_CHILDREN option in sendmail.mc?

Try setting:
	dnl define(`confMAX_DAEMON_CHILDREN', 12)dnl

in /etc/mail/sendmail.mc, then running
	make -C /etc/mail

to re-gen your sendmail.cf.  That works on a RHEL/CentOS/Fedora box.

> Sendmail is so confusing...

Yeah, that's why I switched to Postfix.  There's fewer knobs to turn.

Ben "Obi-Wan" Hollingsworth                             obiwan at jedi.com
   The stuff of earth competes for the allegiance I owe only to the
     Giver of all good things, so if I stand, let me stand on the
       promise that You will pull me through.  -- Rich Mullins

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