SUMMARY: restart sendmail problem

From: Kun Li (
Date: Sat Jun 06 1998 - 19:17:11 CDT

The answer is :

1. /etc/init.d/sendmail stop
    /etc/init.d/sendmail start

2. kill `head -1 /etc/mail/`
    sh -c "`tail -1 /etc/mail/`"

but most of you favors solution 1.

and someone said that the solution 2 doesn't work reliably, sometime it
not do what you want to do.

So I select solution 1.

the response is too much , that i can't list them all.
so thank all advices and their sponsor.

Here i s the origin question:
>dear gurus, I had checked all of my docs, and can't find a way
>to restart the sendmail with new while not
>stop the mail serices.
>for example , one of my mail server has 300 or even more sendmail
>processes , and today i changed the configuration file,
>and i don't know how to announce all of these process that a new
>configuration file should be reloaded .
>so any advises ? will summarize.
>thank you.

my->name = "likun";
my->email[0] = "";
my->email[1] = "";

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