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What is exim -bd -q60m?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BianchiDude, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. BianchiDude

    BianchiDude Well-Known Member
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    What does the "exim -bd -q60m" mean?

    mailnull 13754 0.0 0.1 9840 3736 ? S 10:55 0:00 /usr/sbin/exim -bd -q60m
    mailnull 14387 0.2 0.1 9852 3776 ? S 10:57 0:00 /usr/sbin/exim -bd -q60m
    mailnull 14419 0.1 0.1 9840 3788 ? S 10:57 0:00 /usr/sbin/exim -bd -q60m
    mailnull 14420 0.2 0.1 9840 3788 ? S 10:57 0:00 /usr/sbin/exim -bd -q60m
    mailnull 14609 0.2 0.1 9840 3728 ? S 10:57 0:00 /usr/sbin/exim -bd -q60m
    mailnull 14691 0.6 0.1 9840 3724 ? S 10:57 0:00 /usr/sbin/exim -bd -q60m
    mailnull 14703 1.8 0.1 9580 3544 ? S 10:57 0:00 /usr/sbin/exim -bd -q60m
     
  2. nickp666

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    that is the smtp server, with queue runs set at every hour
     
  3. madaboutlinux

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    That actually is starting a Exim daemon. You won't be able to receive emails until you start that.

    The -bd option causes the daemon to listen for incoming SMTP calls, and the -q60m option causes it to start a queue runner process every 60 minutes.
     
  4. BianchiDude

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    How come there are more than one of that process running?
     
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