and chrooted virtual webs

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Jun 26 16:25:40 IST 2002

At 15:42 26/06/2002, you wrote:
>We are trying to get mailscanner working on a linux box that is running
>web sites in a chrooted configuration.  The problem is the system has multiple
>directories that can be defined as (/var/spool/    Is there a
>way to
>have mailscanner monitor more than one queue directory... For example we
>need to
>monitor the following directories:
>Basically the reason for this is email sent from a user of a virtual site is
>handled by sendmail in a chrooted environment where the root dir is really
>/home/virtual/siteXXX.   Obviously all mail dumped there is never getting
>So I am trying to find an elegant solution but wondered what the app can
>1. Is it possible to have mailscanner scan multiple inbound
>directories?  If not
>can mailscanner handle a wildcarded path for the Incoming Queue Dir?

No and no.

>2.  Or is it possible to run multiple copies of mailscanner with each process
>responsible for watching the queue for its web site?

Yes. You'll need a separate mailscanner.conf for each domain as well, but
if you are running chrooted you'll probably have this already so the
domains can all have their own individual settings for everything.
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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