MailScanner hangs once a day

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Wed Aug 30 00:14:16 IST 2006

On Tue, 29 Aug 2006, Sergio García Caso wrote:
> I think the proccess MailScanner die after the message "MailScanner child 
> dying of old age" because it doesn't appear in the log more until restart.

Do your cycle your syslog files more than once a week?
Is syslog still running when you discover MS hanging?
Are there any mail files in the /var/spool/MailScanner/PID dirs?
      -check timestamps for the latest maillog entry against the files
I might have missed it but what virus scanner do you use?
Do you use spamassassin
Is the MTA still operating (is the in queue getting bigger and bigger)

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