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From: Keith De Souza <kbdesouza_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Oct 28 2010 - 23:17:11 GMT

Hi Users,

SpamAssassin version 3.2.5
  running on Perl version 5.10.0

I'm pretty new to spamassassin and recently been asked to change the flag
to 180 seconds, its currently set to to 60.

I've googled this and some say that this can be changed in /etc/conf.d/spamd
I don't seem to have this file.

I've tried using spamd --timeout-child=180 afterwhich i ran a ps aux | grep
and here are my results:

root 15967 0.1 0.3 31732 29268 ? Ss Oct28 0:01
/usr/sbin/spamd --create-prefs --max-children 8 -u mail
--helper-home-dir *--timeout-child=180
*-d --pidfile=/var/run/

However when I restart the spamassassin deamon and run ps aux | grep spamd,
it goes back to what it was set before the my change:

root 15967 0.1 0.3 31732 29268 ? Ss Oct28 0:01
/usr/sbin/spamd --create-prefs --max-children 8 -u mail --helper-home-dir *
--timeout-child=60* -d --pidfile=/var/run/

So it does seem to have a config file for where it is reading from. My
question is:

1. Where would it be?


2. How do I find it?

As mentioned, I'm pretty new at this so if you need me to provided further
details please let me know.

Many Thanks