Error messages

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Dec 16 08:57:22 GMT 2003

You need to do
         /etc/rc.d/init.d/sendmail stop
to actually kill all the sendmail processes before you start MailScanner.
The "chkconfig" commands merely tell it what to do at boot-time, they don't
alter the current state of the system at all.
When you do
         ps ax | grep -i mail
you should get no MailScanner processes or sendmail processes. Kill off any
left running.
Then do
         /etc/rc.d/init.d/MailScanner start
to start everything up properly.

At 22:36 15/12/2003, you wrote:
>When I start MailScanner :
>chkconfig sendmail off
>chkconfig --level 2345 MailScanner on
>/etc/rc.d/init.d/MailScanner start
>I get a number of error messages
><server name> sendmail[27295]: gethostbyaddr<ip address> failed: 1
>repeated for all the IP addresses on the raq.
>sendmail[25862]: daemon MTA: problem creating SMTP socket
>sendmail[25862]: NOQUEUE SYSERR(root): opendaemonsocket:daemon MTA: server
>SMTP socket wedged: exiting
>sendmail[25862]: NOQUEUE SYSERR(root): opendaemonsocket:daemon MTA: cannot
>bind: Address already in use
>After these messages are repeated a number of times, mail seems to be
>passed through, but the 'X-MailScanner: ' is not inserted into the e-mail
>If I try to send an e-mail through the SMTP server I get the following:
><server name> sendmail[28494]: NOQUEUE: localhost {] did not
>issue MAIL/EXPN/VRFY/ESMTP, during connection to MTA
>Then the e-mail is sent.
>Has anyone any idea when these messages mean ? or why the header
>information is not inserted
>I am attempting to run f-prot, but despite saying it's started, it still
>lets virus infected mail through.

Julian Field
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