Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187034
spamd doesn't start when network is down
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:28 EST
Description of problem: spamd doesn't start up if the network is down.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. /sbin/service NetworkManager stop, /sbin/ifdown eth0, or whatever turns off
your network connectivity
2. /sbin/service spamassasin start (or restart, if it's already running)
Starting spamd: [FAILED]
Starting spamd: [ OK ]
This worked fine in Fedora Core 4.
This makes it very painful to use spamd on a laptop that uses NetworkManager and
fetchmail. After a reboot, all the spam gets through, so I had to switch back
to spamassassin, which is much slower and uses tons of CPU.
I imagine it could also be a problem on servers that reboot if the network is
down transiently (e.g., coming back after a power outage, network equipment not
fully back yet).
Hmm, I agree this is a problem, however please file this in upstream
Spamassassin Bugzilla. When it is fixed upstream we will incorporate it into
Appears to be fixed in spamassassin-3.1.1-1.fc5 , actually.