ETRN help

Leif Neland mailscanner-user at NELAND.DK
Fri Jan 23 00:13:36 GMT 2004

On Mon, 10 Nov 2003 18:24:07 +0000, Kevin Spicer <kevins at BMRB.CO.UK> wrote:

>Yes, there is a very good reason why the noetrn option is in the init
>script, it should not be removed.  ETRM commands are received by the
>_listening_ sendmail process and cause it to run its queue looking for
>messages for the appropriate domain.  Because mailscanner splits the
>sendmail process this means issuing a ETRN actually causes the listening
>sendmail process to run the incoming queue (which is its queue) - this
>means it will only deliver mail that has not yet been scanned, mail that
>has been scanned sits happily in the outgoing queue.  Because the
>outgoing queue belongs to a different sendmail process it is unaffected
>by the ETRN commands issued to the incoming sendmail.
>In actual fact allowing ETRN also causes additional serious problems, it
>introduces a race condition that can lead to the receipt of partial

Any ideas for having ETRN functionallity? I need it, because I have a
couple of servers which dial in and send ETRN to get their queued mail.
Both recieving and sending server runs Linux, so I can script what's


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