Connecting mailscanner to sendmail

Remco Barendse mailscanner at BARENDSE.TO
Fri Nov 22 10:36:31 GMT 2002

Just a thought, would it be an idea to make the number of processes that
will be started a MailScanner.conf option?
Was thinking of something like
Mail volume for this server = lo/med/high

Would save some mem on low mem boxes and would have no negative result on
mail processing speed if the number of processes is reduced but it is a
low volume box.

Maybe even make it a number to control how many processes will be running?

On Wed, 20 Nov 2002, Julian Field wrote:

> Sounds like you have the normal sendmail process running as well as
> MailScanner. You should have
> 1) 2 sendmail processes, both of which are started by the MailScanner
> init.d script. Neither one is started by the sendmail init.d script (and
> this script should be disabled).
> 2) 1 or more MailScanner processes (you will get 6 by default) started by
> the MailScanner init.d script.
> At 21:58 19/11/2002, you wrote:
> >I am running MailScanner 4.05-3 with sendmail 8.12.6 on a Debian system
> >and am having trouble getting sendmail to leave the message in the queue
> >for MailScanner to see and process.
> >
> >If I stop sendmail and drop some q/df files into the queue MailScanenr
> >immediately grabs them and processes them and sends them on
> >appropriately.  If sendmail is running and receives a message it
> >immediately processes it and sends it along with giving MailScanner a
> >chance to look at it.
> >
> >Everything else works great, but how do I get sendmail to put it in the
> >queue and leave it there long enough for MailScanner to see it?
> >
> >I have tried commenting out the ControlSocketName=... in the
> >file, but still no luck.  Any suggestions?
> >--
> >Daniel R. Bidwell       |       bidwell at
> >Andrews University      Computer Science & Information Systems Department
> >If two always agree, one of them is unnecessary
> >"Friends don't let friends do DOS"
> >"In theory, theory and practice are the same.
> >In practice, however, they are not."
> --
> 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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