[Mimedefang] mimedefang.sh does nothing

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Fri Aug 8 03:35:41 EDT 2008

On Fri, 8 Aug 2008, jef moskot wrote:
> I just installed MIMEDefang from ports on a FreeBSD 7.0 machine. 
> Followed the instructions and now I want to test the config (with
> sendmail).
> Trying to send a message yields this
> "Milter (mimedefang): local socket name
> /var/spool/MIMEDefang/mimedefang.sock unsafe" in /var/log/maillog.
> Makes sense, because as it turns out, mimedefang isn't running.
> So, I cd to /usr/local/etc/rc.d and attempt to run mimedefang.sh
> (which is just an unmodified copy of mimedefang.sh-dist).
> # ./mimedefang.sh start
> Nothing happens.  No mimedefang processes start, no complaints, I
> can't find error messages in various log files, etc.
> mimedefang.sh looks reasonable and is not entirely braindead:
> # ./mimedefang.sh
> Usage: ./mimedefang.sh
> [fast|force|one](start|stop|restart|rcvar|reload|reread|status|poll)
> I haven't made any significant modifications (just changed the email
> addresses in mimedefang-filter) to any of the conf files, since I'm
> not that far along yet.
> Is there somewhere I might get some feedback as to what's going on
> (or not going on)?

As with every FreeBSD rc.d script - you need to enable it in rc.conf 
before it will run.

/usr/local/etc/rc.d/mimedefang.sh rcvar

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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