Stop inbound

Drew Marshall drew at THEMARSHALLS.CO.UK
Fri Apr 22 08:46:38 IST 2005

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John Wilcock said:
> David Lee wrote:
>> > The init.d script can be given
>> >   start
>> >   stop
>> >   restart
>> >   reload
>> >   startin   <--- just start the incoming MTA
>> >   startout   <--- just start the outgoing MTA
>> >   status
>> Julian: Might it be worth adding a "stopin" and "stopout"?  This would
>> complete the symmetry of the above list, and also allow the original
>> enquirer ("AP") to have consistency in how he would stop and start the
>> inbound process, i.e. a consistent pair "service MailScanner stopin" and
>> "service MailScanner startin".  (Naturally, some implementation
>> rationalisation could be done so that "stop" would be (re)written to use
>> "stopin" and "stopout"; likewise for the "start*" family.)
> For that matter, there are also times when it can be useful to stop MS
> but leave the MTA running, or start MS without starting the incoming
> MTA, or...
> So as well as stopin and stopout, for true completeness we need startMS
> and stopMS.

Or indeed as I have, use seperate scripts. One to start the MTA and one to
start MailScanner. (And fortunately a default in FreeBSD, so saves me the


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