Slightly OT: switching from Postfix to Sendmail

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Sat Feb 18 23:12:58 GMT 2006

On 18/02/06, Julian Field <MailScanner at> wrote:
> On my own MX's I have just had to
> rm /etc/init.d/sendmail
> as while I was away one of my guys accidentally started sendmail with a
> service sendmail start which made it bypass MailScanner altogether. By
> deleting that file they have no way of "nicely" starting sendmail on its
> own at all, so that they are forced to use "service MailScanner start"
> to get it going properly.
Trick them further with an
ln -s /etc/init.d/MailScanner /etc/init.d/sendmail
and the bozos will be "disarmed" completely:-).
Welcome back from the vacation! I thought we wouldn't hear from you
until after the weekend...

-- Glenn
email: glenn < dot > steen < at > gmail < dot > com
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