Mailscanner UDP connections

Matt Kettler mkettler at
Thu Nov 9 00:17:18 GMT 2006

Jeremy Henty wrote:
> Running lsof on a Mailscanner box (an ancient RH7) I see every few seconds a batch 
> of entries like this:
> MailScann 19062 postfix    7u  IPv4 22883898       UDP *:58004 

For what it's worth, I use MailScanner with no RBLs at the MS level, only in SA.
I run a local DNS server, and I periodically see this in netstat -anp:

udp     8736      0            ESTABLISHED

which is the MailScanner process connecting to the local DNS server, presumably
for SA RBL lookups.

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