out of curiosity: reload and restart

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Thu Nov 2 17:31:30 GMT 2006

Sven De Troch spake the following on 11/1/2006 5:23 PM:
> On Wed, 01 Nov 2006 16:54:42 -0800, Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com>
> wrote:
>>> 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.
> So if I understand you well, if I  modify the access file (something I
> need to do very often) and I do a 'make -C /etc/mail' afterwards, I
> wouldn't have to restart sendmail (and thus not MailScanner neither)?
The access file is a db lookup, and not cached. So if the makemap is done,
sendmail will see it on the next fork.


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