KGoods at AIAInsurance.com
Wed Jun 7 17:00:34 IST 2006
David Lee wrote:
> Just done a fresh installation of Fedora Core 5, and installed MS
> (4.54.6) onto it. FC5 includes sendmail version 8.13.6 .
> I'm leaving the MailScanner.conf 'Lock Type' blank. (Correct?) The
> comment there says:
> # How to lock spool files.
> # Don't set this unless you *know* you need to.
> # For sendmail, it defaults to "posix".
> # For sendmail 8.12 and older, you will probably need to change it
> to flock, # particularly on Linux systems.
> # For Exim, it defaults to "posix".
> # No other type is implemented.
> Lock Type =
> so I would expect it to use "posix". (Correct?)
> But watching /var/log/maillog I see:
> ... MailScanner: Using locktype = flock
> Am I misunderstanding something, or is something, somewhere not
> defaulting correctly?
>> From my years of using MS, I'm aware that the issue of "Lock Type"
> up on this list from time to time, but what I've encountered seems
> 1. This machine is just about to enter service as a main SMTP
> host that will be very busy, so we need to have the correct setting.
> 2. A very similar machine is being tested with Mailman and we've seen
> some peculiar things happening when it used an MS.conf containing an
> explicit 'Lock Type = posix' (its MS.conf had been rather too blindly
> copied from an earlier machine).
Same thing happened to me when I recently built a new box (Centos 4.3). I
set mine to posix explicitly and everything seems to be running fine for the
last couple months.
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