MailScanner on boot
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Fri Oct 7 18:01:48 IST 2005
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You don't happen to run Webmin do you? There's a feature to restart services if they die.
Information Services wrote:
> I see what you are saying, and I gave it a try, and for some reason
> MailScanner starts on it's own. Thinking about what I have running on
> my system:
> I realized that I had made a config change in /etc/rulesdujour/config
> and added
> SA_RESTART="/etc/init.d/MailScanner restart";
> I changed this line to "/root/do_nothing.sh"; and then turned off
> MailScanner with 'service MailScanner stop'....rebooted, I have looked
> into all my cron jobs, and there is nothing that I can see in cron that
> would specify MailScanner. I am not sure what else to check. About
> one minute after a reboot MailScanner starts automatically. What am I
> missing here?
> On 10/7/05, *Julian Field* <MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
> <mailto:MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk>> wrote:
> 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
> 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 other
>> On 10/7/05, *Denis Beauchemin* < Denis.Beauchemin at usherbrooke.ca
>> <mailto:Denis.Beauchemin at usherbrooke.ca>> 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 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 restarting it?
>> OTOH, are you sure MS is completely disabled? Do "chkconfig
>> MailScanner" and make sure it is off in all run levels.
> Julian Field
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