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RE: spamass-milter stops forking new childs?

From: Stephan van Hienen
Subject: RE: spamass-milter stops forking new childs?
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 11:50:04 +0100

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Ellenberger [mailto:address@hidden 
> Sent: dinsdag 28 januari 2003 11:43
> To: address@hidden
> Hi Stephan!
> Yes, I used your restart-script (with kill -KILL cause the 
> process which was
> haning usually doesn't close with kill -TERM) in november 
> 2002 on a other
> server with ~120'000 mails/day, but it restarted spamassasin 
> up to 3 times a
> minute. That's just to much, so many mails were going through 
> the server
> unparsed (F=,).
> How many mails is your mailserver parsing? Is 150'000+ just to much?

Mailserver is doing about 10-20k emails a day
Sometimes it 'crashes' multiple times a day (sometimes within a few
Currently it is running ok for 1 week

> Anyone ever tried to create a redudant spamass-milter? I 
> could setup 3 IP
> aliases on the spamassassin-milter server and create a host 
> with 3 IN A
> records. Is this a stupid Idea? :-)

Do you mean MX records ?
Could be an option, and setup sendmail for not accepting emails when
spamass-milter is not running

But better: fix this bug ;)

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