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Bug 2567 - /etc/rc.d/init.d/sendmail fails to start the daemon
Summary: /etc/rc.d/init.d/sendmail fails to start the daemon
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-05-05 10:49 UTC by Ion Badulescu
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-07-29 15:45:19 UTC

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Description Ion Badulescu 1999-05-05 10:49:00 UTC
It is possible to have multiple sendmail's running (to run
the queue, started by clients to send mail, etc). Because
the daemon function checks for an existing process with the
same name, it will fail to start a new sendmail daemon.

The bug appears very often on a busy mail server.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-29 15:45:59 UTC
The start function is intended to be used after a stop has been issued
or on a clean bootup.

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