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Thread: Auto-restart spamd if Exim is running

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2006

    Auto-restart spamd if Exim is running

    From time-to-time, spamd just disappears, an unfiltered email streams into people's mail boxes. It happens more with current version than the older versions. I would only want it to restart if Exim was running. /usr/local/etc/rc.d/exim gets spamd running again, but it also seems /usr/bin/spamd -d -c -m 15 works because the spamd tags appear in the incoming email headers after that, and then it also wouldn't interfere with email being downloaded, so users wouldn't get a password prompt in Outlook, as is the case any time Exim goes away while they are checking or downloading E-Mails.

    The reason I'm asking here is to make sure that wheel hasn't already been invented before I write a script to check and restart it, or write something in Zabbix to do it. I'll probably check other stuff too such as ClamAV, and if there are any other daemons I should be checking in relation to E-Mail too, such as ClamAV, let me know. Otherwise I'll probably write something like: if exim is running and it's not between this time and that time(some sort of maintenance thing going on at that time); if <some config file exists>; check that daemon is running, if not; start it etc...


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    GMT +7.00

    Actually Directadmin has its own service monitor, which is used for checking services and start them is they are down.
    Potentially it can be configured to check spamd as well.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    I want something that only starts processes if the master process is running. For Zabbix it is built in. I wrote a script and posted a How-To on it here for when I don't want to do it.

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