Redhat Startup Script issue?

Jim Scott jscott at INFOCONEX.COM
Mon Jan 13 05:11:10 GMT 2003

I was never able to reliably get mailscanner to stop and start using the
default name of mailscanner as the startup script. I renamed it mailscanner1
and it worked.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Todd Williams" <todd.williams at TFCCI.COM>
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2003 8:59 PM
Subject: Redhat Startup Script issue?

Hi folks,

It seems to me there is an issue with the init script on RedHat.  When the
init script (*/init.d/MailScanner) does pid=`pidofproc MailScanner`
it finds itself running (the init script -- maybe NOT the MailScanner
program!)  This could give you a false positive to make you think the
MailScanner is scanning messages, and it may not be running.

The init script's status and reload functions are affected -- it could find
the init script and/or the MailScanner perl program running.

I'm not sure how the best way to get around this might be... Perhaps rename
the init script?  Julian, any thoughts?



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