bug in Spear-Phishing script?
t.d.lee at durham.ac.uk
Tue Mar 3 10:55:34 GMT 2009
On Fri, 27 Feb 2009, Steve Freegard wrote:
> Julian Field wrote:
>> Does a "reload" cause a re-compile of all the SpamAssassin rules?
> Yeah it does; on reload the children are restarted by the parent and
> therefore MailScanner::SA::initialise() is run by each child before it
> starts waiting for messages.
In that case, could I recommend a switch from:
service MailScanner restart
service MailScanner reload
so that (as mentioned before) the outbound sendmail/etc. queue runner
continues running? Its hourly restart caused us problems of email not
We also had a second problem creep up behind us: we started getting
disk-filling, which turned out to be ".spamassassin/bayes_toks.expireNNNN"
files. (The last time we saw such problems was years ago...) I suspect
there can be some sort of interference between the periodic rebuild of
bayes and this new hourly restart only getting part way through. Or
something like that.
Since I switched from "...restart" to "...reload", both these new problems
(i.e. new with the spear-phishing script) have gone away.
Oh! And might it be possible to distribute the script with MS itself?
Perhaps abstract some of the config stuff (including a new enable/disable
function) into a config file, so that the script is installed straight
into "/etc/cron.hourly" (RPM distribution, at least).
Julian: many, many thanks again for a great, and versatile, MS product.
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