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Date:      Thu, 09 Feb 2012 14:49:58 +0000
From:      Matthew Seaman <>
Subject:   Re: lost network connections
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On 09/02/2012 13:31, Dmitry Vasilyev wrote:
> When replacing the MTA if you disable sendmail to rc.conf file after ad=
ding the lines:
> sendmail_enable=3D"NO"
> sendmail_submit_enable=3D"NO"
> sendmail_outbound_enable=3D"NO"
> sendmail_msp_queue_enable=3D"NO"
> lost all network connections to any local port IP4, but if you go
> locally as root and execute the command ping any IP network, all
> connections are restored

Just editing rc.conf like that won't have any effect on the running
system.  You have to do something else -- in this case, killing sendmail
before editing rc.conf and starting your preferred MTA after would be
the minimum to achieve the intended effect.

To test fully though, you should reboot.  If the loss of connectivity is
a consequence of rebooting, then it suggests that you're probably
inadvertently modifying some other settings in rc.conf, or that the
problem already existed and the changes to rc.conf are a red herring.

There have been some changes to the syntax used to configure IPv6
addresses in 9.0 -- check rc.conf(5) for details -- but that doesn't
seem entirely relevant here.  Hmmm... how about showing us your rc.conf
to see if we can spot any problems?



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                   7 Priory Courtyard
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