Problem on 4.10-1

Mike Kercher mike at CAMAROSS.NET
Sun Dec 8 16:39:27 GMT 2002

Just removed that package on the one RaQ that I manage.  Thanks for the

-----Original Message-----
From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On
Behalf Of Gavin Nelmes-Crocker
Sent: Sunday, December 08, 2002 10:10 AM
Subject: Re: Problem on 4.10-1

Thanks to a lightening quick response from Julian - problem solved error
in one of the rules files - as well as sysadmin forgetting where to look
for MailScanner error logging.

Thanks again - now just DNS to propagate and then I get to see if
everything works or if I spend all night working again - ****** hackers

ps if anyone on this list has a Cobalt RaQ with the SHP patch on it do
the remove NOW or you will be doing what we have spent the last 24hrs
doing and its not pleasant.  The removal patch is on the Sun web site
anything it might do thats not been discovered yet is nothing compared
to the script kiddie hack that the patch left in, you have been

> At 15:50 08/12/2002, you wrote:
> >I'm just installing this on a virgin Cobalt RaQ - (had all the other
> >versions working fine)
> >
> >basically everything is set up but when I go to start up
> Mailscanner I get
> >an error
> >
> >         Aborting due to syntax errors. at
> >/usr/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 1144
> >
> >looking at that line doesn't give me many clues either
> >
> >         MailScanner::Log::DieLog("Aborting due to syntax errors.")
> > if $errors;
> >
> >Does anyone have any ideas - if so I'd be very grateful if you would
> >also copy gavin at as the subscribed email address is
> >on the box I'm working on which is down along with the DNS nothing to

> >do with MailScanner more that we were hacked last night which has
> >brought forward the new mailserver quicker than I was planning.
> The syntax error is in your MailScanner.conf file. I have improved the

> error message for 4.11 to make it clearer where the error is. Check
> your maillog and you will find the cause of the error. The most likely

> is that either you have
>          PID Dir
> instead of the new
>          PID File
> or else you haven't put in the "Language Strings" setting.

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