out of curiosity: reload and restart

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Thu Nov 2 00:54:42 GMT 2006

Sven De Troch spake the following on 11/1/2006 4:37 PM:
> On Wed, 1 Nov 2006 17:36:01 -0600, "Mike Kercher" <mike at vesol.com>
> wrote:
>> mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info <> scribbled on :
>> 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.
> Mike,
> I thought as well that reloading MS is not sufficient to read new
> sendmail configs (i.e. access file), but this seems to be working for
> me and I don't find it logic neither (and because of this I raised my
> question here).
> With only reloading MS, my MTA is accepting the new acces config (To:
> domain RELAY) are am I dreaming ;-)
If you are rebuilding the access file (makemap) sendmail will read it. It only
seems to need a restart if you rebuild the cf file.

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