message-processing db notifications
t.d.lee at durham.ac.uk
Wed May 6 15:18:51 IST 2009
Julian: An observation, relatively minor, about the new message processing
There is an associated hourly cron job 'processing_messages_alert' which
sends notifications using the 'Notices To' setting of 'MailScanner.conf'.
This happens even if the config file says 'Send Notices = no'. And that
doesn't seem right.
Historically, these notification settings were originally concerned with
virus processing but are now, in effect, being deployed beyond that
I can see two reasonably straightforward resolutions:
1. Adjust comments in MS.conf to include expanded scope.
2. Consider different sets of notification definitions for different
classes of events: e.g. existing set 'as-is' for viruses; a new set
for the message-db; (then another new set for the next feature, etc.).
The first is very easy for you to implement, but imposes a "one size has
to fit all" behaviour. The second allows a site to tailor different
notification levels for different classes of events. (Might some sort of
'ruleset'-like capability assist?)
P.S. We have now rolled out "4.76.24-3" on the majority of our gateways
and it is going well. Thanks.
: David Lee I.T. Service :
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