startin, startout, stopms
richard.frovarp at sendit.nodak.edu
Thu Aug 21 14:02:46 IST 2008
Steve Campbell wrote:
> 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
> 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?
check_mailscanner will start MS up in place of startms.
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