Start/Stop script for mailScanner

Will Merkens willm at
Sun Jun 13 13:50:13 IST 2010


MailScanner 4.80.1
Sendmail 8.14.3

I am finding a issue with the /etc/init.d/MailScanner start/stop script
as it is not seem to be stopping sendmail.

Symptoms show up as messages with out X-...-mail-MailScanner headers and
the logs show it started but do not show any

Jun 13 06:32:20 gateway MailScanner[2834]: New Batch: Scanning 1
messages, 2659 bytes
Jun 13 06:32:20 gateway MailScanner[2834]: Virus and Content Scanning:
Jun 13 06:32:33 gateway MailScanner[2834]: Spam Checks: Starting


When you do a service MailScanner stop (/etc/init.dMailScanner stop) and
do a ps ax | grep send you often still see sendmail running.

As soon as this occurs and you start MailScanner it comes back no error
and shows it started but in actuality it's not doing anything.

The only way I seem to be able to correct this to kill the PID's of
sendmail after MailScanner is stopped to insure that clean ones are
started .

ps. Side note, where do wiki content page errors get sent too.


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What the heck are 3 spam/non MailScanner related sites doing in these links.

This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
believed to be clean.

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