MailScanner flooding auth.log

Arjan Schrijver arjan at
Mon Jun 11 14:14:11 IST 2007

My MailScanner.conf is quite customized, but is there a specific line I 
should change for that?
The Custom Functions aren't used at all.


Julian Field wrote:
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> The only time this is done is in the startup code if your 
> MailScanner.conf hasn't been customised.
> Oh, and one of the sample Custom Functions use it.
> So I would check your Custom Functions.
> Arjan Schrijver wrote:
>> Hi list,
>> Ever since we installed MailScanner, our auth.log has been 
>> flooded with su's from root to nobody.
>> A little investigation told us that MailScanner was su'ing to user 
>> nobody for every mail, just to execute 'hostname --fqdn'.
>> This is new in 4.60, since the old MailScanner installation didn't 
>> have the problem.
>> Why was this done this way, and isn't there a more clean way to do it?
>> Regards,
>> Arjan
> Jules

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