Problem with remote execute of Mailscanner start and restart

Paulo Roncon paulo-m-roncon at
Tue Dec 9 14:44:10 GMT 2008

on 12-5-2008 11:34 AM Paulo Roncon spake the following:
> Hello,
> I'm having a problem starting/restarting mailscanner with ssh.
> When I do:
> ssh root at machine1 /etc/init.d/MailScanner restart it does restart the
> service but i have to crtl+c to get back the bash...
> This is a bit of a problem with some remote scripts i have implemented.
> This problem doesnt exist in older versions of MailScanner (4.66.5)
> Any ideias?
> thanks
> Paulo Roncon

The problem subsists... When I try to do a remote restart of MailScanner the bash hangs: ssh root at machine1 /etc/init.d/MailScanner restart
The restart Works but the bash freezes until I crtl+c.

This problem occurs with restart and start. The Stop and reload work nicely.

Sending the process to background wouldn't solve cause it would generate a lot of zombie process... and it still locks the bash!

This behaviour only started on the latest versions of MailScanner.

Can anyone help?


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