MailScanner restarting really often..

Scott Silva ssilva at
Wed Dec 17 20:02:46 GMT 2008

on 12-16-2008 12:45 PM Marcel Blenkers spake the following:
> Hi there,
> i just realized the following.
> My MailScanner is restarting quiet often, even if the Restart-Settings is 
> set to
> Restart Every = 14400
> This is just a grep 
> grep "MailScanner child dying of old age" /var/log/mail
> Result:
That is normal for children to die off and get restarted. That isn't the same
as a mailscanner restart.
You will see less hits with things like
grep "MailScanner child caught a SIGHUP" /var/log/mail
which looks like it would come from a full restart.

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

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