mailscanner + procmail + gentoo

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Jun 11 18:26:34 IST 2003

You need to start 3 processes:

1. A sendmail with "-bd" to supply the SMTP service.
2. A sendmail with "-q15m" (or some other time after the "-q" to deliver
the outgoing messages.
3. A MailScanner to join the two together.

"check_MailScanner" only starts up number 3. You need to start up numbers 1
and 2 as well. Sample command lines for these are in the installation
documentation for the tar distribution.

At 17:56 11/06/2003, you wrote:
>On Wed, Jun 11, 2003 at 06:34:36PM +0200, Raymond Dijkxhoorn wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > > I'm using gentoo. I got mcafee and sendmail working.. I also installed
> > > mailscanner, and made the changes to the /etc/conf.d/sendmail file
> > > (/etc/init.d/sendmail reads the options from there) It all starts up
> fine,
> > > but nothing gets scanned by mailscanner, and I'm not sure why.. I
> don't see
> > > it in the headers.....
> >
> > You should STOP sendmail. The mailscanner script should run sendmail.
> >
>Well yea I figured that out. But this is the problem. In gentoo you have a
>dir /etc/init.d with all the startup scripts, just like in redhat...
>then you use a script rc-update to add and remove programs you want to
>start on the different boot levels.
>I have been doing the check_mailscanner thing and then an nmap and no port
>25 is open...... So i'm guessing something is wrong big time?
>Any help appreciated, I'll make a temp acct if someone wants to look
>around my system...

Julian Field
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