I don't know if I got something wrong here. I never restart sendmail after
running newaliases, because newaliases is a "shortcut" of "sendmail -bi"
which initializes the aliases database and "signals" the change to all
running childs. At least I read the man-pages this way (although they don't
say something about signals) and it worked so for years.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Lorin Lund
> Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 10:19 PM
> To: Majordomo-Users
> Subject: What is the best way to shut down and restart sendmail
> After updating aliases, after running newaliases, I still
> need to shut
> sendmail down and
> restart it. Is there a 'polite' way to do that? Or is there
> a way to
> signal sendmail to reload
> the aliases?
> When I look at my 'ps' output it looks like there are two
> instances of
> sendmail running.
> One says 'accepting connections'
> The other says 'queue runner' (among other things).
> Do they both need to be shut down to have the alias changes
> take effect?