MailScanner something wrong with new install

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Jan 30 09:55:00 GMT 2003

Something is stopping it starting correctly. Sounds like the whole thing is
dying when it tries to create the child processes. Have you installed
SpamAssassin? I would suspect
a) you don't have some module installed. Did the work properly
or did it produce some errors?
b) errors in your MailScanner.conf, though I would hope that would produce
log messages

Possible permissions problem. Are you using sendmail or Exim?

At 00:16 30/01/2003, you wrote:
>Have a new MailScanner install on RedHat 7.1 using the RPM.  Everything
>seems to have installed correctly and MailScanner starts successfully but
>strangely when using ps to see the processes it lists each as defunct and
>then all of them go away except one and the pid on that one changes.  The
> fills up and none of the messages are process.  The maillog is
>repeating that MailScanner is starting....  Message log says MailScanner
>started successfully.  I'm sure that I'm missing something but I can't see
>it.  Any clues would be great.
>Mike Williams
>IWC Inc.
>30 South Whitney St Suite 1
>Grayslake, IL 60030
>ph. 847-543-7309 x 14
>fax 847-543-1828
>Toll free 877-492-6381

Julian Field
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