cyradm setinfo shutdown

Gareth Ansell ccx264 at
Mon Sep 20 09:46:14 EDT 2004


Could anyone answer my question please.  We recently had to take our
mailserver offline for routine maintenance, and we decided to use the
cyradm setinfo shutdown facility to facilitate this.

>From the documentation it would appear that this should stop any new
users connecting by presenting them with a message.  However, in
practise it prevented pine from seeing any mailboxes, and killed
evolution stone dead.  Not once did I see any sight of the error message
I had set.

The only time I saw the message was I telnetted to port 143 and tried
logging in manually.

Is this normal behaviour or did I set something up incorrectly?

Also, is there a command within cyradm to unset the information set with
the setinfo command.  I could not find one, and when it was time to
bring the mailserver back up I could not remove the shutdown message, I
had to root about manually in the file structure until I found the
relevant file to delete.

Is there an easy way to do this?

Any help much appreciated.

Gareth Ansell

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