Mailscanner stops scanning

Peter Peters P.G.M.Peters at
Thu Jun 6 15:05:37 IST 2002

In our testserver I have a constant "tail -f" running on the maillog so
I can keep an eye on what is happening. Lately I notice Mailscanner
stops scanning. Normally I see the "scanning"-message every minute or
so. But sometimes I don't see those messages for minutes even when new
mail keeps arriving. When I do a "ps axf" I can see a sendmail process
hanging in a "user open". That sendmail process is a child of
mailscanner. When I kill that sendmail process mailscanner immediatly
starts scanning the new messages.

Can mailscanner be configured to run the sendmail processes in the
background? (sendmail -ODeliveryMode=b)

Peter Peters
senior netwerkbeheerder,  Centrum voor Informatievoorziening,
Universiteit Twente,   Postbus 217,  7500 AE  Enschede
telefoon: +31 53 489 2301, fax:+31 53 489 2383,

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