[Mimedefang] AWL and local.cf
gary at intrepid.com
Mon Aug 25 13:25:47 EDT 2008
We're in the process of moving MDf over from an FC5
system to Centos5, upgrading versions along the way.
We're using the mimedefang-2.64-1.el5.rf (rpmforge) RPM.
We're seeing the following mail log entry at boot time:
[...] mimedefang-multiplexor: Slave 1 stderr: auto-whitelist:
open of auto-whitelist file failed: locker: safe_lock: cannot create tmp lock
Reading some past e-mail traffic, apparently this problem has
a work-around, where "lock_method flock" is commented out.
We can do that, however ...
Q: Is AWL meaningful, when run on a separate mail server?
Isn't AWL implicitly a per-user facitlity? Is it best
practice to disable AWL, when running MDf on a separate
Q: Related question - does Bayes auto-learn work when
SA is being invoked from MDf on a separate mail server?
I recall that we tried this out several years ago,
and there were problems, so we disabled Bayes auot-learn.
Regarding SA's config. file ... MDf tells SA to use
Q: will SA also read /etc/mail/local.cf when invoked from MDf?
Q: How can I find out SA's configuration/settings when
invoked from MDf?
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