Redhat 8.0 / command: service MailScanner status

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Nov 7 20:09:22 GMT 2002

At 20:04 07/11/2002, you wrote:
>On Wed, 6 Nov 2002 09:50:42 +0100, Florus Both <florusb at ASCIO.COM> wrote:
> >Hi, do a
> >
> >Chkconfig sendmail off
> >And try again, I guess sendmail was already running before you started
> >mailscanner (this happens automagically after an install)
>Not working still having a failure on sendmail outgoing. When I
>did a reboot I noticed a error "/etc/rc6.d/K30MailScanner" and
>at some times the error "We haven't got any child processes,
>which isn't right!, No child processes at /usr/sbin/MailScanner
>line 191. We have just tried to reap a process which wasn't one
>of ours!, No child processes at /usr/sbin/MailScanner line 194."

Check your maillog to see if MailScanner output something useful in there.
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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