New install MailScanner will not start Fedora 12

Ove JK. Evensen Ove at
Tue Jan 15 09:32:16 GMT 2013

Just from looking on what you sent, it looks like Mailscanner starts but something is killing it.
 SO do use debug to get more info about this,  and with a syslog server would help a lot, I do that when I  have problems.

But also MUST say that you have done a HUGH mistake of moving this in to production BEFORE testing that everything works.
So saying the customers are really upset, just stats that you did not plan this, and are not going to help you get help quicken.

From: mailscanner-bounces at [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Eduardo Casarero
Sent: 15 January 2013 03:36
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: Re: New install MailScanner will not start Fedora 12

Hi, please give us some detail, may be running MailScanner --lint first, and MailScanner --debug so we can have an idea of whats going on.


2013/1/15 Arthur Stephens <arthur.stephens at>
Followed two sets of instructions for MailScanner and Postfix. 
Have successively installed other systems before. 

Postfix starts and promptly puts emails on HOLD
But MailScanner does nothing - no processes running at all - no messages in the maillog file or messages file.
Even copied config from working MailScanner and it does the same thing.

[root at mailgate log]# service MailScanner start
Starting MailScanner daemons:
         incoming postfix:                                 [  OK  ]
         outgoing postfix:                                 [  OK  ]
         MailScanner:                                      [  OK  ]

[root at mailgate log]# service MailScanner stop
Shutting down MailScanner daemons:
         MailScanner:                                      [FAILED]
         incoming postfix:                                 [  OK  ]
         outgoing postfix:                                 [  OK  ]

Help - my HOLD directory is filling up and a lot of customers are really upset!

System hostname mailgate (
Operating system Fedora Linux 12
Webmin version 1.610
Time on system Mon Jan 14 11:00:03 2013
Kernel and CPU Linux on i686
Processor information Intel(R) XEON(TM) CPU 2.00GHz, 4 cores
System uptime 2 hours, 30 minutes
Running processes 130
CPU load averages 0.01 (1 min) 0.05 (5 mins) 0.01 (15 mins)
CPU usage 0% user, 0% kernel, 0% IO, 100% idle
Real memory 1.97 GB total, 152.35 MB used

Virtual memory 3.94 GB total, 0 bytes used

Local disk space 96.22 GB total, 7 GB used

Package updates All installed packages are up to date
Arthur Stephens 
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Ptera Wireless Inc.
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