MailScanner and sendmail - Problems
gborders at jlewiscooper.com
Thu Jan 19 21:03:29 GMT 2006
Marcel Blenkers wrote:
> reinstalled a fresh installation.
> went through the config-file, edited it..and then set MailScanner to be
> started at systemreboot
> Works fine..
> rcMailscanner restart works fine
> rcMailScanner stop just stops MailScanner, sendmail-out and
> sendmail-client, but sendmail-in still exists
Perhaps you still have the sendmail running in daemon mode? I've seen
all too often of those putting in new installs that don't turn off the
It's not directly intuitive to some that MailScanner takes over the
control of the MTA, in launching it's own copies of sendmail as it needs
Typically, scanners are boltons to the MTA, or run as independant
daemons like SA can.
Julian's clever coding takes great advantage of the ability to run
dedicated instances of sendmail (or any MTA) and SA. They act like lil
mail soldiers under Admiral MailScanner, ridding us of evil SPAM
juggernauts that try to invade our toasters!
I've not heard my boss even mention things like dedicated boxes like the
Baraccudas since we've installed MS here at my company. ^_^ Thanks
Julian for the hard work! I'll get the boss to order up a copy of your
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