Fallback if Amavisd-new not reachbale?
- hello list,
is there a way to give postfix a fallback if amavid-new is not
situation: when amavis is down or not reachable, postfix should skip to
deliver to amavis
and skip this step.
is there a way for this?
- On 7/2/2012 10:24 AM, Marko Weber wrote:
>Depends on how you're calling amavisd-new...
> hello list,
> is there a way to give postfix a fallback if amavid-new is not
> situation: when amavis is down or not reachable, postfix should skip
> to deliver to amavis
> and skip this step.
> is there a way for this?
- If you're using amavisd-new as an SMTP content_filter, you can
edit your amavis master.cf entry something like:
amavis ... smtp
where the destination is the same as your postfix reinjection interface.
- If you're using amavisd-new as an smtpd_proxy_filter, you'll need
to use some external process to see if amavisd-new is working, and
if it fails, use "postconf -e ..." to turn off smtpd_proxy_filter
and reload postfix. The "monit" tool can do this fairly easily;
there are many other third-party monitor tools or build a little
- If you're using amavisd-new as a milter, just simply set
milter_default_action = accept
And some unsolicited advice:
Amavisd-new is very reliable and really shouldn't go down if the
rest of the system is working properly. Might be better to monitor
amavisd-new and raise an alarm (send an SMS via email or something)
if there's a problem.
If you're concerned about amavisd-new availability, you can set up a
fallback amavisd-new server and point to it with smtp_fallback_relay.
If you're willing to deliver unfiltered mail, why use a filter at all?
-- Noel Jones