/var/imap/msg/shutdown file

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at andrew.cmu.edu
Wed Jul 16 14:07:49 EDT 2003

On Wed, 16 Jul 2003, Echo Online Development Team (MG) wrote:

> What should be in the imap/msg/shutdown file (if anything) and under what conditions is it opened?  We are having some problems with LMTP delivery timeouts over our internal lan, and after running a ktrace (BSDi) on lmtpd, I found the following:
>   5899 lmtpd    NAMI  "/var/imap/msg/shutdown"
>   5899 lmtpd    RET   open -1 errno 2 No such file or directory
> Should I worry about this?  I'm just trying to remove every possible problem.

Nonexistence of the shutdown file is the norm.  It is attempted to be
opened every time through the command loop, and if it exists, the contents
are printed as an ALERT to the stream, and the connection is closed.

It allows you to take the service down in a "nicer" way for active users.


Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
Research Systems Programmer * /usr/contributed Gatekeeper

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