How do i minimize logging when mailscanner restarts itself?

Stephen Swaney steve.swaney at
Fri Jul 22 21:04:03 IST 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On
> Behalf Of Bill
> Sent: Friday, July 22, 2005 3:51 PM
> Subject: How do i minimize logging when mailscanner restarts itself?
> I get the following logs every 20 seconds or so...  this really adds up to
> be alot of
> space taken up with the number of messages I recieve.  I've turned off the
> virus
> scanning, but for one reason or another it continues to generate log
> entries....
> Is there a way I can minimize this chatter?
> Jul 22 02:43:25 hub MailScanner[7951]: MailScanner E-Mail Virus Scanner
> version 4.43.8
> starting...
> Jul 22 02:43:25 hub MailScanner[7951]: Read 182 hostnames from the
> phishing whitelist
> Jul 22 02:43:26 hub MailScanner[7951]: Enabling SpamAssassin auto-
> whitelist
> functionality...
> Jul 22 02:43:27 hub MailScanner[7951]: Using locktype = flock

If a MailScanner is starting every 20 seconds you have a bigger problem than

Try finding out why MailScanner is staring so often. What is  

	Restart Every = <seconds>

Set to?

What does setting 

	Debug = yes

And restarting MailScanner report?


Stephen Swaney
Fort Systems Ltd.
stephen.swaney at

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