On Wed, Oct 25, 2000 at 06:04:43AM +0700, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Oct 2000, David O'Brien wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 24, 2000 at 04:23:40PM +0700, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
> > > Why can't I simply write kill -1 `cat /var/run/sendmail.pid`?
> > 
> > What about deamons that don't understand `kill -HUP'?  Sendmail didn't
> > until very reciently.  ``/etc/rc.d/some-deamon restart'' does the right
> > thing reguardless how involved that might be.
> Though I see your point, actually, many UNIX books, including some pretty
> old ones, refer to sending HUP signal as standard way of
> restarting/resetting daemons.

Using the `kill -HUP` method, how do you deal with the dependency
issues that people have been mentioning in this thread?


Brian O'Shea

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