At times it was noted that sendmail on my Debian system was not getting completely removed.
apt-get remove sendmail*
It worked at times, and didnt at others.
But I were to try:
netstat -tulpn | grep :25 tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:25 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 27878/sendmail: MTA
I’d find it again.
To find where it came from, I did:
ls -l /proc/27878/ total 0 -r-------- 1 root root 0 Mar 5 12:47 auxv -r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 5 11:58 cmdline -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 5 12:47 coredump_filter -r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 5 12:47 cpusete lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Mar 5 12:47 cwd -> (deleted) /var/spool/mqueue -r-------- 1 root root 0 Mar 5 12:47 environ lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Mar 5 11:58 exe -> (deleted) /usr/lib/sm.bin/sendmail
Note that it shows /usr/lib/sm.bin/sendmail
However there is no /usr/lib/sm.bin, but there sure is a /usr/lib/sendmail
So I deleted them, and restarted the apache2 server.
service apache2 restart [ ok ] Restarting web server: apache2 ... waiting . [email protected]:~/imscp# netstat -tulpn | grep :25 [email protected]:~/imscp# netstat -tulpn | grep 'sendmail'
Another thing that worked once was doing this:
chmod ugo=rw /etc/init.d/sendmail
In other words, I prevented it from running. But in the earlier instance there was no entry for sendmail under init.d
Joel G Mathew, known in tech circles by the pseudonym Droidzone, is an opensource and programming enthusiast.
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When away from the tech world, Dr Joel G. Mathew is a practising ENT Surgeon, busy with surgeries and clinical practise.