[Pkg-exim4-users] exim4 queuerunner?

Christian Schmidt christian.schmidt at chemie.uni-hamburg.de
Mon Apr 24 09:10:20 UTC 2006

Hello Marc,

Marc Haber, 24.04.2006 (d.m.y):

> On Mon, Apr 24, 2006 at 08:18:45AM +0200, J.Paechnatz wrote:
> > I want to setup exim4 for the use with mailscanner. (I was working with 
> > mailscanner for 2 years, but after an update it wrecked my setup...)
> I consider mailscanner a badly hacked solution which messes with
> exim's internal structures. I won't support it.

Well - MailScanner offers IMO most flexibility concerning what to do
when the AV scanner finds malware etc.
At our department, we don't want to miss it.
Maybe that other wrappers (e.g. amavis) offer as much flexibility, but
MailScanner satisfies our needs.

> > When I do the following:
> > 
> >  modify the exim4 defaults in /etc/default/exim4
> >   - set QUEUERUNNER to `separate'
> >   - add to SMTPLISTENEROPTIONS `-odq'.
> > 
> > as written in the mailscanner docs, exim4 does NOT start any more, and 
> > writes nothing in logs...so I cannot search for the errors.
> Looks like the mailscanner docs break exim. Which is no big surprise.

MailScanner doesn't break anything. But IMO there is some more work
necessary to get it running on Debian.
You need two instances of exim which AFAIK makes it necessary to
change init scripts, pid handling, create a second spool directory and
so on.
As this fairly differs from the "stock Debian configuration" of the
exim4 package, I recommend creating your own configuration files.

The MailScanner docs drop some words on how to configure the two exim

Christian Schmidt

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