How to stop fetchmail(1)
Tue Sep 7 18:32:55 BST 1999
On Tue, Sep 07, 1999 at 05:58:19AM +0100, Brian Somers wrote:
> > > Fetchmail seems to be very reliable in background mode. With my arms
> > > closed and my eyes tied behind my head,
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > Sounds like too much Guinness to me Brian:)
> > > I'd guess that it finishes
> > > downloading the current message and exits cleanly..... or in the
> > > worst case, it just drops the half-downloaded data on the floor
> > > knowing that it'll stay on the server anyway.
> > >
> > > I often remove the transport from under fetchmail and haven't seen
> > > any suspicious duplicates (or ``holes'') yet.
> > >
> > OK. I have it set up to start (``fetchmail -d 30'') in ppp.linkup
> > and ``shell fetchmail --quit'' in ppp.linkdown. From what you are
> > saying I may as well just start the daemon in /etc/rc.conf and not
> > bother stopping it when closing ppp, would you agree?
> Yep, I believe that'd work fine as long as you set your dial and
> alive filters to ignore port 110.
Right. I'll go and read the manpage and find out what you're talking
> I actually run fetchmail on my laptop, but only when I'm at work. At
> home, fetchmail runs on a back end box, so I have the .linkup/
> .linkdown setup. I actually use ``killall fetchmail'' in
> ppp.linkdown because I didn't know about ``fetchmail --quit'' :-P
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