Locktype: posix vs. flock

Henry Kwan lists at designmedia.com
Thu May 22 23:11:01 IST 2008

Julian Field <MailScanner <at> ecs.soton.ac.uk> writes:
> Henry Kwan wrote:
> > Should I tell MailScanner to use "flock" instead of "posix" with sendmail
> > since I don't have any NFS mounted volumes?
> >
> > I'm running sendmail-8.13.8-2.
> >   
> No, you shouldn't. MailScanner's lock type must match that used by 
> sendmail, or else they will tread on each other's toes. This is very 
> bad. Just leave the setting blank in MailScanner.conf and it will do the 
> right thing for you.


Ok.  I'll leave the defaults alone then.

Thanks for the clarification.

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