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Article: 854
From: Anthony Howe
Date: 2006-03-16 02:07:17 -0500
Subject: Re: milter-ahead does not appear to be working

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Kirk Ismay wrote:
> I've deployed milter-ahead on a debian linux system running sendmail 
> 8.13.4. The milter is running, but the cache database does not appear to 
> be increasing in size. I also can't seem to find any log entries in the 
> mail log after it starts up:

Make sure that /etc/syslog.conf has mail.* instead of mail.info. 
Remember to HUP syslogd too. This should allow you to see debug level 

> This server is the primary MX, but forwards mail on to the "real" 
> mailserver using a mailertable entry.

Have you added the INPUT_MAIL_FILTER configuration to sendmail.mc, 
rebuilt sendmail.cf, and then HUP the sendmail process so it will use 
the new configuration?

> I'm running milter-ahead with these options:
> /usr/local/sbin/milter-ahead -m -v all

Another thing to check with respect to most recent version of 


Its most likely the unusual interaction of B/W list support that is 
posing a problem.

Anthony C Howe          Skype: SirWumpus                    SnertSoft
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