startin, startout, stopms

Steve Campbell campbell at
Thu Aug 21 14:03:15 IST 2008

Gary Alexander wrote:
> 2008/8/20 Steve Campbell <campbell at>
>> 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?
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Thanks very much for the link. I see it starting all over again today, 
so it looks as though I will need to use some of the suggestions from 
the link.


I am using sendmail. The attack is from differing IPs for almost each 
message, so blocking the IP in the access file is useless as an 
immediate deterent. MS/SA is doing it's job properly and very well at 
not letting almost all of this through.



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