[Mimedefang] MIMEDefang installed but not working ;(

Jon Kenoyer jonk at otsiweb.com
Thu Jul 11 22:56:02 EDT 2002

Again, thanks to everyone for their patience.  I read up on CVSUP,
synced up my ports, and did a make/install in
\usr\ports\mail\MIMEDefang.  Yeah everything worked!
However I don't think it is working ;(
The install notes seemed to indicate it had placed the MIMEDefang in my
rc files to run as a daemon on boot.  I removed my changes to
rc.sendmail (which I'm not sure is even being run) and rebooted.
I am still getting the 
Jul 11 12:43:36 SpamFreeBSD mimedefang-multiplexor:
setrlimit(RLIMIT_DATA, 4294966272) failed: Operation not permitted
in the maillog file.
In the md-stat file all I get is 
11/07/2002:12:27:39 1026415659.345 StartSlave slave=1 nslaves=2 nbusy=0
reason="Bringing slaves up to minSlaves"

when I ps I see the following related processes

defang    87  0.0  0.6   944  696  ??  I    12:43PM   0:00.00
/usr/local/bin/mimedefang-multiplexor -x 10 -m 2 -b 30 -i 300 -
defang    88  0.0  6.7  9680 8412  ??  I    12:43PM   0:02.26
/usr/bin/perl -w /usr/local/bin/mimedefang.pl -server
defang    91  0.0  0.7  1292  816  ??  S    12:43PM   0:00.02
/usr/local/bin/mimedefang -m /var/spool/MIMEDefang/mdefang-mx.s
defang   102  0.0  6.8  9680 8500  ??  I    12:43PM   0:02.24
/usr/bin/perl -w /usr/local/bin/mimedefang.pl -server
smmsp    228  0.0  1.2  1824 1548  ??  Is   12:45PM   0:00.00 sendmail:
Queue runner at 00:30:00 for /var/spool/clientmqueue (se
root     230  0.0  1.7  2872 2080  ??  Ss   12:45PM   0:00.04 sendmail:
accepting connections (sendmail)

So here are my questions -
I assume that there should be more information in md-stat?
What steps can I take at this point to track down the problem?

I am very excited to get this up and going since we are being overwelmed
with spam at our work!

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephane Lentz [mailto:Stephane.Lentz at ansf.alcatel.fr]
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2002 1:06 PM
To: mimedefang at lists.roaringpenguin.com
Subject: Re: [Mimedefang] MIMEDefang installed but not working ;(

On Thu, Jul 11, 2002 at 12:35:50PM -0700, Jon Kenoyer wrote:
> Thank you very much for timely response.  It is greatly appreciated!!
> Again I am a FreeBSD noob so this might be screamingly obvious to fix
> Ok I cd to /usr/ports/mail/mimedefang and type make
> It then tries to download a bunch of dependicies, which is fine except
> all the versions are wrong!  I manually downloaded the files it wanted
> and installed them.  However I installed MailTools-1.47 and it wants
> MailTools-1.44 ;(  I deleted the contents of
> and ftped the files from the above link hoping to resync with the most
> current version, but again the same problem.
=> On FreeBSD, the proper way to update some packages is to use
CVSUP - to update the ports tree - and portupgrade.
Read http://www.freebsddiary.org/portupgrade.php carefully .
I suggest you get familiar with FreeBSD ports, CVSUP and 
portupgrade first. Once your installed packages are upgraded you
will be able to install Mimedefang by just doing some
cd /usr/ports/mail/mimedefang
make install
(this command will tell you which options you need to add to 
the freebsd.mc file and which init file gets installed).



Stephane Lentz / Alcanet International - Internet Services
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