MailScanner on boot
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Fri Oct 7 16:25:29 IST 2005
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It's a bit more intelligent than that.
If you do a "service MailScanner stop" it creates a lockfile in
/var/lock/subsys/MailScanner.off. When the hourly cron job runs, it
detects the presence of this file and doesn't then start up MailScanner.
So all you need to do is a "service MailScanner stop" and it will stay
stopped. No need to mess around with the cron jobs at all.
On 7 Oct 2005, at 15:45, Information Services wrote:
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 sendmail.in.pid and
sendmail.out.pid. 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
On 10/7/05, Denis Beauchemin
<Denis.Beauchemin at usherbrooke.ca> wrote:
Information Services wrote:
> I have a CentOS 4.1 system with MailScanner
loaded for the possibility
> 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 again
> Mailscanner has decided to when the system is
booted. What can I do
> to keep MailScanner from running when the
system is rebooted?**
Maybe /etc/cron.hourly/check_MailScanner is
OTOH, are you sure MS is completely disabled? Do
MailScanner" and make sure it is off in all run
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