Improved init.d script

Jody Cleveland cleveland at
Thu Aug 2 21:52:02 IST 2007

Is this part of 4.62.9-2? Or should I do this after that's finished? (just
getting ready to install 4.62.9-2)

- jody

On 8/2/07 12:38 PM, "Julian Field" <MailScanner at> wrote:

> Attached are new versions of the RedHat and SuSE /etc/init.d/MailScanner
> scripts.
> The improvement is obvious when you do
>     /etc/init.d/MailScanner restart
> or
>     service MailScanner restart
> It used to just wait for a fixed length of time (30 seconds by default).
> Now it watches to see when the old MailScanner processes have actually
> died, and starts it all back up again as soon as the previous
> MailScanner is dead.
> It is important not to 'kill -9' the MailScanner processes, as they do
> quite a bit of cleanup so they don't leave a mess behind, for example in
> /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming.
> Please let me know what you think of them, and if they work for you okay.
> Jules

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