Redhat 8.0 / command: service MailScanner status

Matthijs Althoff scouty at BROMBERG.DEMON.NL
Thu Nov 7 21:07:52 GMT 2002

On Thu, 7 Nov 2002 20:09:22 +0000, Julian Field
<mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK> wrote:

>>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.

from /var/log/messages

# service sendmail stop
Nov  7 21:52:41 bromberg2 sendmail: sendmail shutdown succeeded

# service MailScanner stop
Nov  7 21:52:53 bromberg2 MailScanner: MailScanner shutdown succeeded
Nov  7 21:52:53 bromberg2 MailScanner: sendmail shutdown succeeded
Nov  7 21:52:53 bromberg2 MailScanner: sendmail shutdown failed

# service MailScanner start
Nov  7 21:53:25 bromberg2 MailScanner:  succeeded

After a clean boot from /var/log/maillog, MailScanner output
5 times this for each process started from mailscanner.conf (?)

bromberg2 sendmail[516]: alias database /etc/aliases rebuilt by root
bromberg2 sendmail[516]: /etc/aliases: 62 aliases, longest 10 bytes,
          599 bytes total
bromberg2 sendmail[525]: starting daemon (8.12.5): SMTP
bromberg2 sendmail[530]: starting daemon (8.12.5): queueing at 00:15:00
bromberg2 MailScanner[546]: MailScanner
bromberg2 MailScanner[546]: MailScanner E-Mail Virus Scanner
          version 4.05-3 starting...
bromberg2 MailScanner[546]: Using locktype = flock

None of the above service commands produces logs
in maillog, even the reap errors etc are not logged just
send to console.. I'm a bit lost is it my sendmail or
mailscanner messing up? Is their anyone on the list who
had a successful redhat 8.0 and latest MailScanner
combination running?

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