jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Feb 25 11:48:49 GMT 2002
At 10:38 25/02/2002, you wrote:
>What is it about an e-mail that triggers this description
It's when the anti-virus check times out. Usually caused by "Zip of Death"
>Perhaps MailScanner could even check whether the filesystem
>where the mqueue dirs live is full or almost full and shut itself (probably
>and sendmail) down? I have recollections from a colleague that sendmail can
>go bananas if /var/spool fills up - it probably ought to deal with this
>itself anyway but...
The secret to this is to put /var/spool/mqueue.in and mqueue in the same
partition, and set the MinFreeBlocks option in sendmail to a reasonable value.
At that point sendmail managed all the disk-free-space issues for you, and
will duly stop accepting connections when there is insufficient free space
in the queue partition.
Julian Field Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817 University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ
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