[Mailman-Users] How to STOP Mailman & Sendmail

Brian Haines mylists at oneparkplace.com
Tue Mar 2 04:56:22 CET 2004

I have a recurring problem. I have an announce only list of 50K +
subscribers. I have never been able to STOP the list. It takes all day to
run and I sometimes need to stop it so that I can run another message, or if
I just made a mistake.

I stop Sendmail, Stop the Mailman service, and kill any remaining processes
for either. I clean out the qfiles and locks directories. When I start
sendmail and wait for a while Sendmail is there quietly "accepting
connections" without restarting the list messages, but as soon as I start up
Mailman again (service mailman start), without sending any more messages to
any list, the sendmail connections start to multiply with activity from the
previously killed session.

How do I stop it?

The FAQ does not cover it. There is no README with anything of this nature.
I have searched the archives of this list - null, and I have asked here
along with other questions and received no comment.

I am running:
Redhat Linux 2.1AS
Python 2.3.3
Mailman 2.1.4

Thanks for any help.


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