Problem with remote execute of Mailscanner start and restart

Scott Silva ssilva at
Tue Dec 9 17:17:56 GMT 2008

on 12-9-2008 6:44 AM Paulo Roncon spake the following:
> 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?
> Paulo
Have you tried diff-ing the old and new init scripts and looking for code

MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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