MailScanner Shutdown/Restart Problem

Julian Field jkf at
Fri Dec 7 14:18:34 GMT 2001

At 12:48 07/12/2001, you wrote:
>I am running MailScanner on a Cobalt Raq3 (Linux OS).  Using the command
>"/etc/rc.d/init.d/mailscanner restart" or "stop" fails to stop or restart
>MailScanner.  A simple "Error"is reported and although sendmail stops and
>restarts properly, there is no effect on MailScanner.  For some reason, the
>mailscanner process cannot be identified from the script.  I have to
>manually kill the MailScanner pid and then start MailScanner again.  Any
>idea what the problem might be?

The simple answer is that I could have written the init.d script better
than I did. You need to kill off both copies of sendmail and the
mailscanner process, then "start" it again.
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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