How to start qmail / netqmail using systemd

Discussion in 'qmail' started by popowich, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2008
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    To have qmail/netqmail or my own indimail server run under systemd, one needs to create a service configuration file


    # cat > /lib/systemd/system/qmail.service
    Description=qmail/netqmail service

    ExecStart=/var/qmail/bin/svscan /service
    ExecStop=/var/qmail/bin/svc -dx /service/* /service/*/log


    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

    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 36 Jul 20 18:18 qmail.service ->

    To start qmail/netqmail do

    # systemctl start qmail.service

    To stop qmail/netqmail do

    # systemctl stop qmail.service

    Source: Regards Manvendra -

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