AW: Filltered Attachements are passing

Bell Richard richard.bell at BREGENZ.AT
Mon Oct 29 11:08:20 GMT 2001

Both queues are on the same partition. 
But in most cases it works fine. Only a few messages are passing faultly. We

have per day ap. 500 incomming mails which have to be scanned and ap. one 
message per day passes the system without being scanned. I havent seen a
until now why the great part passes correctly and some not.

Could it be that the maschine is to slow? I´m using a Pentium with 166Mhz
64MB of RAM.

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Paul Haldane [mailto:Paul.Haldane at]
Gesendet: Montag, 29. Oktober 2001 11:56
An: Bell Richard; MailScanner mailing list
Betreff: RE: Filltered Attachements are passing

You may also want to check that /var/spool/mqueue and
/var/spool/ are on the same partition.  We got similar messages
(about missing files) when mqueue and were on different file
systems.  My understanding is that the lock on the qf files was getting
lost when the jobs was moved from to mqueue across file


Paul Haldane
Unix Systems, Computing Service, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bell Richard [mailto:richard.bell at] 
> Sent: 29 October 2001 10:52
> To: 'MailScanner mailing list'
> Subject: AW: Filltered Attachements are passing
> There are two sendmail prcesses and one mailscanner processes 
> running. The maschine is installed only for mailscanning so 
> no other processes should disturb the mailscanner.
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Julian Field [mailto:jkf at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK]
> Gesendet: Montag, 29. Oktober 2001 11:31
> Betreff: Re: Filltered Attachements are passing
> First thing to check is that you only have 2 sendmails and 1 
> MailScanner running. Occasionally I've seen problems where 
> people have more than 1 MailScanner process running.
> --
> 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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