startin, startout, stopms

Steve Campbell campbell at
Thu Aug 21 12:32:47 IST 2008

Thanks all for the replies.

More below:

Julian Field wrote:
> Steve Campbell wrote:
>> I'm getting hammered today and my input queue just keeps growing and 
>> growing. I'd like to stop the input queue from receiving more mail 
>> but still process what's there using MS. What option do I give my 
>> /etc/rc.d/init.d/MailScanner command to accomplish this?
> If you are using sendmail then
> service MailScanner stop
> service MailScanner startms
> service MailScanner startout
> should do the trick if my memory serves me right. If you're using 
> Postfix it's harder as there is only 1 Postfix daemon running so you 
> would have to disable the incoming listener (or block it at your 
> firewall).
> Jules


I thought I remembered something about the startms command option, but 
alas, I haven't upgraded for a while and startms wasn't an option, 
although stopms was. startout has been there a while. It's still not 
convenient for me to upgrade, but would it be possible to extract the 
init script only from the latest and use it if I tweak it to match what 
I'm running now?


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