SV: Installation questions..
mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Nov 11 14:44:05 GMT 2002
At 13:17 11/11/2002, you wrote:
> > -----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
> > Från: Julian Field [mailto:mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK]
> > At 10:52 11/11/2002, you wrote:
> > >Server config:
> > >2x 1,4 GHz
> > >1256 Mb
> > >2x 18G scsi/raid1
> > >RH 8.0
> > >The servers will also work as DNS and DNS-cashing servers
> > >
> > >Since I really dont have a clue how MS/SA works regarding language
> > >is there any point installing support for other language ie. swedish
> > >then english?
> > MS/SA won't make much use of other languages. You can set the
> > character
> > encoding you want to use (probably ISO-8859-15 in your case) in
> > MailScanner.conf, and then just translate the reports into
> > Swedish. (Please
> > can you send me the translation results if you do this so I
> > can add them to
> > the distribution!)
> > >What is the most bussy dir for mailscanner so I can put that in the
> > >beginning of hardrive(mqueue/mqueue.in or the /urs/lib/MailScanner)?
> > Doesn't make any difference these days as the "cylinder/head/sector"
> > address is totally artificial now as they are translated from the real
> > position on the disks.
> > >Thinking of making separate partitions for mqueue in case I need
> > >to reinstall?
> > I would advise putting /var/spool into a partition on its
> > own. That way
> > mqueue+mqueue.in are on the same partition, and sendmail will handle
> > gracefully odd things happening like your quarantine filling up.
>Is there any idea of making /var/spool/MailScanner or.../quarantine
>a seperate partition or just make /var/spool big enough to handle
>both quarantine etc... say like 10 G's
If you put incoming and quarantine on the same partition as the mqueue.in
and mqueue, then just before you run out of disk space sendmail will stop
accepting incoming connections until you give it more space. So you don't
a) risk message corruption caused by not having enough space to extract the
b) risk data loss by not having a full quarantine
In MailScanner I intentionally do not watch for disk full errors because
1) it's very hard to do portably
2) sendmail is very good at it already
Julian Field Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817 University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ
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