"Restart Every" option in MailScanner.conf?

shuttlebox shuttlebox at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 30 09:08:49 GMT 2005

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On 12/30/05, Michael Mansour <micoots at yahoo.com> wrote:
      Is it correct to say that this setting is only
      relevant when MailScanner is actually started?
      (otherwise how could the conf file be read).

      However, for some reason, MailScanner runs on the
      standby node, even though I don't have it starting up
      on boot, and I don't have mailscanner-mrtg starting it
      up either (there's a setting in mailscanner-mrtg which
      monitors MailScanner processes). I'm not sure why
      MailScanner starts on the standby node when it

The parent MailScanner process never stops running, it doesn't perform
any actual mail work but kills off old children and spawns new ones at
those intervals specified in "Restart every..." and when you issue a
MailScanner reload. The children read the config themselves when they

Look for cron jobs that might start MailScanner, both crontab for the
root user and cron.hourly and such directories. On Linux systems they are
added when you install MailScanner.

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