Starting postfix from mailscanner

Alex Broens ms-list at
Wed Jul 1 12:39:42 IST 2009

On 7/1/2009 12:50 PM, mog wrote:
> 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.

you'd survive that shock :-)

If on a system installed using the RedHat RPM distribution, just use the 
init.d script to do it all for you:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/MailScanner start
(or on RedHat systems just service MailScanner start) If not using the 
RedHat RPM distribution, then

    1. Start Postfix
       postfix start
    2. Start MailScanner

iirc, if you use install via Jules' installer package, on some Red Hat 
flavour MailScanner's init script controlls Postfix.

see /etc/rc.d/init.d/MailScanner

How it works on other OSs/Distros, I can't tell.

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