Tell MailScanner to stop incoming mail
mrm at medicine.wisc.edu
Sat Aug 27 17:41:37 IST 2011
>>> On 8/27/2011 at 9:49 AM, in message <CAGDKorKN5jRDXR-HxPtOZM65Zrv6YmERSttYJ33snVjPBW5jiA at mail.gmail.com>, Martin Hepworth <maxsec at gmail.com> wrote:
Should only need
Service mailscanner stopin
To stop the incoming mta. The sendmail service shouldn't be used separately anymre afaik
On Saturday, 27 August 2011, Richard Lynch <rich at mail.wvnet.edu> wrote:
> Michael Masse wrote:
>> I'm having performance issues on one of my incoming email servers, and while I'm trying to figure out the root of that problem I need to be able to tell MailScanner to stop accepting incoming mail so that it can get caught up on the email it has already accepted and queued up. I have multiple servers running w/ this mx record, so senders should just find a different server to send to automatically if this one stops accepting. It appears to me that MailScanner starts a secondary sendmail process specifically just for receiving email vs sending, so hopefully there's some sort of startup command that would allow me to not accept new email. I've tried just blocking port 25 from the outside on this server specifically via iptables, and it does prevent outside systems from sending mail, it also keeps MailScanner from properly processing queued up mail for some reason. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> What I do on RHEL/CentOS is...
> service sendmail stop
> service MailScanner startout
> ...then when I'm ready to start accepting inbound mail again...
> service MailScanner startin
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