How to start qmail / netqmail using systemd

popowich

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To have qmail/netqmail or my own indimail server run under systemd, one needs to create a service configuration file

(/lib/systemd/system/qmail.service)

# cat > /lib/systemd/system/qmail.service
[Unit]
Description=qmail/netqmail service
After=local-fs.target network.target

[Service]
ExecStart=/var/qmail/bin/svscan /service
ExecStop=/var/qmail/bin/svc -dx /service/* /service/*/log
Type=simple
NonBlocking=yes

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target


NOTE: You can use your own variation in ExecStart to start svscan
(using it with readproctitle, etc)

# systemctl enable qmail.service

The above command will create a link in
/etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 36 Jul 20 18:18 qmail.service ->
/lib/systemd/system/qmail.service


To start qmail/netqmail do

# systemctl start qmail.service

To stop qmail/netqmail do

# systemctl stop qmail.service


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Source: Regards Manvendra - http://www.indimail.org
 
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