"Lock Type" for sendmail

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Jun 9 19:42:41 IST 2006

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Scott Silva wrote:
> 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?
The beta fixes the default lock type.

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