ScamNailer ANNOUNCE: New web site

Jeff A. Earickson jaearick at
Wed Oct 14 13:58:00 IST 2009


I am staring at the script and the deployment page on the website,
and I'm a bit confused about the mailscanner restart/reload in the

The script has:

my $mailscanner_restart = '/sbin/service MailScanner reload';

Since I'm on Solaris, I'm looking at my own home-cooked init script,
and a "reload" means "send HUP signal to the process group leader or
oldest MailScanner process".

But the deployment webpage says that the script needs to do a restart
(ie send ordinary kill signal to process leader, wait for all processes
to die, start fresh).  I had to modify my init script to get a "restart"

So...  The comments in the script itself seem misleading.  HUP or restart?

Jeff Earickson
Colby College

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