Derek Winkler dwinkler at ALGORITHMICS.COM
Thu Dec 12 20:50:55 GMT 2002

Don't know if this is related, maybe...

When I restart MailScanner and continue using the session I get messages
displayed on top of what I'm doing, messages like:

"<user at> unknown"
"unmatched <"

I've only restarted MailScanner, not sendmail.

And the ssh client only closes if the session is clean and it doesn't close
after restarting MailScanner.

-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Field [mailto:mailscanner at]
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 3:38 PM
Subject: Re: Annoyance

One of the first things MailScanner does is to fork itself off into the
I'll check the code for you.

Is anyone else experiencing this problem?

At 20:30 12/12/2002, you wrote:
>Yes, the ssh is still alive and can be viewed from a ps ax on both server
>(originating and destination)
>If you ssh to a server, tail -f /var/log/maillog & (throws it in
>and disconnect it will still spew the maillog to the screen and not
>disconnect you from the server.
>Restarting MS does the same thing.  I looked through the /etc/init.d file
>and didn't see anything out of the ordinary that would start a process in
>the background so I'm wondering what/where is doing this.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Julian Field [mailto:mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK]
>Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 3:29 PM
>Subject: Re: Annoyance
>At 20:03 12/12/2002, you wrote:
> >I have noticed than when I connect to my mail server and restart
> >MailScanner, once I disconnect it leaves the session open still. This
> >is usually caused by me having a process still running in the
> >background but all I did was execute /etc/init.d/MailScanner restart.
> >
> >Does MS leave background processes open or is it something else?
>I haven't seen this myself. Is the ssh process still alive after you have
>disconnected, or what?
>Julian Field
>MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support

Julian Field
MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support
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