Starting postfix from mailscanner

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Wed Jul 1 11:50:42 IST 2009

Alex Broens wrote:
> On 6/30/2009 11:11 PM, Steve Barnes wrote:
>>> I know that when you install mailscanner with postfix, you are
>>> supposed to disable postfix starting on its own because mailscanner
>>> will turn it on. How does it do it and when?
>> Interesting. I've not seen any documentation to support this
>> (MailScanner starting Postfix itself) in all my reading to date -
>> where did you read about it?
>> I run Postfix with MailScanner and simply use the rc.d/rc.conf to
>> start Postfix and then start MailScanner...did I miss something? :)
> check out:
> h2h
> Alex

I don't see any reference to mailscanner trying to start postfix on the web page, and would be very shocked 
if that were the case.

I've always used postfix, and have never known a content filter to try 
and start an MTA. Personally, it doesn't seem like a logical/sensible 
thing to do. System services / daemons such as these are designed to be 
started and stopped independently via the rc.d control scripts, so they 
do not interfere with each other; I believe it would be highly 
undesirable for them to behave any differently.

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