out of curiosity: reload and restart

Mike Kercher mike at vesol.com
Wed Nov 1 23:36:01 GMT 2006

mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info <> scribbled on :

> Hello,
> no problem, but something I'd like to know ;)
> Are there any reasons to restart MS with
> /etc/init.d/MailScanner restart (and not reload to read the
> configfiles again)?
> i.e. if I change my sendmail access file, recompile it for
> sendmail and 'reload' MS, eveything is working fine, ..., so
> I wonder in which case a reload is not sufficient for
> MailScanner and a restart is needed (I'm not talking about
> Linux in general, but for MS specific)?

You only reload MS so that MS will read its config files again.

You do not have to reload or restart MS (sendmail) after making changes
to the access, virtusertable or mailertable.  If you change your
sendmail.mc/cf, you need to RESTART MS, but only because that will
restart the sendmail processes.


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