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>> while I*DO* appreciate your suggestion, since I am fairly confident to say
>> I doubt that my config is the problem in a DNS resolver/IPv6 function
>> redefinition, I'm not too interested in proving that point by making
>> changes on a production machine. Again, thanks anyway.
> I am the ports maintainer for the FreeBSD version of SpamAssassin.
> used 'it' for YEARS in production, (commercial product,) several
> platforms, i386, amd64, FreeBSD versions 6.4-7.4.
> ONE DAY, ONE BRAND NEW CLIENT was having real problems with their mailq. email
> was backing up.
> Two days to figure it out, I deleted the INET6 module (on freebsd, its a lot
> easier, I suppose than on your linux thing).
> Now, all the email flowed perfectly. SA was trying to do ipv6 lookups, the
> kernel did NOT have ipv6 compiled in.. NONE OF OUR PRODUCTION SYSTEMS DO, and
> there is no logical explanation for it.
> SA does NOT need INET6, unless you have two things:
> #0, INET6 compiled into your kernel
> #1, INET6 dns server as the first server in /etc/resolv.conf
> #2, INET6 firewall, routing, mx records, etc.
Strong argument for removing it I guess, I think with:
rpm -e --nodeps perl-IO-Socket-INET6
But as others noted, yum supposedly will complain from then
on about the missing package.
Thanks for the input!