[ic] Inconsistently unable to send with sendmail

Peter peter at pajamian.dhs.org
Fri Sep 15 18:07:52 EDT 2006

On 09/15/2006 03:01 PM, Jon Jensen wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Sep 2006, Peter wrote:
>>> I have a catalog with occasionally is unable to send with sendmail.  I
>>> don't know why this is.
>> Sendmail is a bit flakey, use Net::SMTP instead.
> Could you elaborate on that? In many years of using /usr/sbin/sendmail
> as a subprocess, I haven't found any version of it to have any
> reliability problems. The only trouble I'm aware of is Perl's signals
> problems with child processes, which aren't sendmail's fault.

True, I was referring to problems with IC running sendmail.  I was never
able to track down those problems myself and just switched to Net::SMTP.

I don't think the sendmail program itself has any problems.


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