Daemon Monitor

Loren M. Lang lorenl at alzatex.com
Sun Feb 8 07:07:03 PST 2004

On Mon, Feb 09, 2004 at 01:52:37AM +1100, Gautam Gopalakrishnan wrote:
> On Sun, 8 Feb 2004 06:13:13 -0800
> "Loren M. Lang" <lorenl at alzatex.com> wrote:
> > Is there a good program that can monitor a daemon and take an
> > appropriate action if the daemon dies?  I am having trouble with
> > ClamAV dying in certain circumstances, but somewhat rare.  I would
> > like for when it dies, to either restart it or copy a mail config file
> > for exim over the default and signal Exim which would then disable
> > exim from using clamav so the mail will still come through.  Currently
> > we have it disabled until the problem is fixed, but some users are
> > still not heeding the warnings and are infecting themselves with the
> > MyDoom virus which ClamAV was previously blocking.
> /usr/ports/sysutils/daemontools
> http://cr.yp.to/daemontools.html

I took a look at this as well as monitord in the ports collection, but
neither seems to do exactly what I'm looking for.  I want a way to take
an action other than restarting the service if the service dies,
because I think that ClamAV will keep dying as long as exim is sending
it the same email that caused it to crash in the first place, instead I
just want to disable exim from using clamav in it's config file until
someone can manually intervene and fix the problem.

> hope that helps.
> Gautam

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