Feature List - startup script enhancement

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Apr 23 17:51:21 IST 2008

The milters should be started and stopped independently of sendmail (and 
hence MailScanner). Your milters should have their own init.d scripts.

What are you adding the "whitelist entry" to?

I use 2 or 3 milters with sendmail (and MailScanner) and don't start or 
stop the milters at all.

Kevin Miller wrote:
> I don't know if this would be easy to implement or not, but thought I'd
> throw it out anyway.  
> I'm using sendmail with milters and adding a whitelist entry is a
> (minor) pain because I have to stop MailScanner, then the milters, make
> the edit, then restart it all again.
> Naturally, the milters have to be started before sendmail.  MailScanner
> starts the sendmail daemon, of course, so what I was wondering is if the
> MailScanner startup script could be modified such that the milters are
> started before sendmail.  Since there's no way to know what milters are
> running, or how many, the script would probably have to have something
> like a PRELOAD (and probably POSTUNLOAD) variable pointing to a text
> file listing the milters to start - say, /etc/MailScaner/milters.conf.
> If it's empty, it's skipped.  If not, the milters are loaded before
> sendmail or postfix or whatever.
> If that's easy, I think it would be a nice feature.  If it's a pain to
> implement, then don't worry about it.
> Thanks...
> ...Kevin


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