Stopping MailScanner

Bill Anderson billa at STERLING.NET
Wed Nov 12 20:09:52 GMT 2003

When I do a mailscanner restart, mailscanner fails to restart mailscanner.
I have found that restart does not work.  The only way to make it work is to
shutdown mailscanner, shutdown sendmail, and then start mailscanner.  From
what I am gathering from everyones response, this is not the way it should
be.  I am currently running MailScanner 4.22-4 and Sendmail 8.11.6-27.72.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Anderson" <billa at STERLING.NET>
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 11:56 AM
Subject: Re: Stopping MailScanner

I have waited up to 5 minutes and they are still processing mail.  Can I go
ahead and start mailscanner with these sendmail processes running, or do I
need to shutdown sendmail before starting mailscanner again?  Thanks.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ugo Bellavance" <ugob at CAMO-ROUTE.COM>
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: Stopping MailScanner

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Bill Anderson [mailto:billa at STERLING.NET]
> Envoyé : Tuesday, November 11, 2003 6:50 PM
> Objet : Stopping MailScanner
> When I do an /etc/init.d/MailScanner stop, the mailscanner processes
> shutdown, however, the sendmail processes are still running.

they may still run for some time, if they are processing messages, have you
waited long enough?

> Is this normal behaviour?  In previous versions shutting down
> MailScanner
> would shutdown the sendmail processes as well.
> Do I need to shutdown sendmail to restart MailScanner?
> Thanks.
> ps.  I posted this earlier, however, I believe my question was hard to
> understand.

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