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Unable to stop exim

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by digitalpulse, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. digitalpulse

    digitalpulse Registered

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    I have tried everything I can think of to stop exim from restarting when I am having a problem with it. Have even tried service exim stop and then service chkservd stop, as well as doing a service exim stop after the chkservd stop and NOTHING will stop exim from restarting on the server. I do not see it in any cron or other auto start script so what is going on? Why am I unable to stop it when I wish because of a problem?
     
  2. cpanelinfoseeker

    cpanelinfoseeker Well-Known Member

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    Have you unchecked the 2 boxes by Exim in WHM Service Manager?

    Ron
     
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    Hi,

    Check some log files to find out why it's restarting.

    Do you have SIM (System Integrity Monitor) or anything like that which could be trying to restart the service?

    Chris
     
  4. vagsoftware

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    Yo!

    pidof exim
    kill -s 9 <exim_pid(s)>

    or

    killall -s 9 exim

    or the worst part you have to reboot.

    I remember that it was necessary to make a cold reboot from reset button in datacenter to restart the hole server after one process transform in ghost and was impossible to kill it. Sometimes happens, kernel shit...
     
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    would chmod -x exim.pl work after killing it off work? you could also kill chkservd to make sure it didn't restart it.
     
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