MailScanner on boot

Information Services lbcadmin at
Fri Oct 7 15:45:18 IST 2005

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Okay,  I did the 'chkconfig --list MailScanner' and saw the different run
levels turned on.  So yes, I can see that 'mailscanner' is not the way to
go.  I ran 'chkconfig --levels 0123456 MailScanner off' and rebooted. 
Still the same problem.  Denis, I didn't even thought about the
cron.hourly job for check_MailScanner.  I removed this from the
cron.hourly, and rebooted....currently wait for system to
reboot.......okay rebooted now.

Looks like removing the check_MailScanner from the cron.hourly fixed it. 
now when I do a 'service MailScanner status' I get an error for and  This would be expected.  now when
I decide to use MailScanner on this system, I just need to remember to
add  check_MailScanner back into cron.hourly.

Nate, thanks for clearing up difference between "MailScanner" and
"mailscanner," this could have continued to haunt me in other situations.


On 10/7/05, Denis Beauchemin <Denis.Beauchemin at> wrote:
      Information Services wrote:

      > I have a CentOS 4.1 system with MailScanner loaded for the
      > of using in one or our remote locations.  I have gone into
      the GUI
      > services and took the check out of MailScanner and Sendmail
      to startup
      > at boot, but that did not seem to keep MailScanner from
      starting on a
      > boot.  I did a chkconfig and turned off all mailscanner
      levels, and I
      > must not understand the purpose of chkconfig, but once
      > Mailscanner has decided to when the system is booted.  What
      can I do
      > to keep MailScanner from running when the system is

      Maybe /etc/cron.hourly/check_MailScanner is restarting it?

      OTOH, are you sure MS is completely disabled?  Do "chkconfig
      MailScanner" and make sure it is off in all run levels.


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