MailScanner: extracting attachments

Julian Field MailScanner at
Sun Mar 16 12:37:25 GMT 2008

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Hugo van der Kooij wrote:
> * PGP Signed by an unverified key: 03/16/08 at 09:10:32
> Julian Field wrote:
> |
> |
> | Devon Harding wrote:
> |>     What do you mean by the "file consistency check"?
> |
> |
> |> If you, for example, forget the </VirtualHost> in
> |> /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf, you would get the following error:
> |
> |> [root at mars ~]# service httpd start
> |> Starting httpd: httpd: Syntax error on line 1014 of
> |> /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf: /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf:1014:
> |> <VirtualHost> was not closed.
> |>                                                            [FAILED]
> |
> |> Just wondering if thats possible with MailScanner.
> | It already does syntax checking of the MailScanner.conf and 
> complains in
> | the logs about any errors it finds.
> The usual way for me to restart MailScanner after a change is
> service MailScaner restart;tail -f /var/log/maillog
> Then the output of the syslog file will show wether or not MailScanner
> was happy or if I had my fingers all thumbled up again and made some
> horrible typos.
> Apache does not always tell me what typo I made either. Most of the
> times I have to dig into the error log to find it. But apache always
> clearly indicates it did not start and I have seen cases where
> MailScanner did not report a failure on the command prompt but it was
> obvious from the logs that it did not startup either.
Unfortunately, I read the config after I've forked, unlike Apache which 
appears to read it first. So by the time I've read the config it's 
already too late.
I'll take a look, but don't hold out much hope other than reading the 
conf then throwing it away, just to syntax check it before starting up. 
That might be possible.

> Hugo.
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