"Lock Type" for sendmail

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Fri Jun 9 18:16:26 IST 2006

Julian Field spake the following on 6/9/2006 12:35 AM:
> Please note that I made a slight mistake and the behaviour of the "Lock
> Type" setting does not match the comments above it in MailScanner.conf.
> For sendmail, instead of defaulting to "posix" as documented, it
> defaults to "flock".
> If you are using sendmail version 8.13 or greater, particularly if you
> are on Linux, then you will need to manually set this to
>     Lock Type = posix
> and then restart MailScanner.
> Failure to set this correctly could result in delivery of more than 1
> copy of each message in the queue.
> This error is corrected in the latest beta release.
Just to close this issue, does the beta fix the default lock type, or is the
comment just fixed?


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