SpamAssassin Hangup

Mike Kercher mike at CAMAROSS.NET
Mon Jul 15 14:05:25 IST 2002

Jul 15 07:54:43 www mailscanner[8204]: RBL Checks timed out and were killed
Jul 15 08:01:34 www mailscanner[8204]: SpamAssassin timed out and was killed

I get these all the time on a RAQ4.  All of my other RH 7.x machines work
fine.  ANyone know what could be causing this?  It's not DNS timeouts
because if I do a query to, the result is returned


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mojahedul Hoque Abul Hasanat" <mojahed at AGNI.COM>
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2002 5:05 AM
Subject: SpamAssassin Hangup

> Hello All,
> I switched to MailScanner from a milter based scanner and it really
> rocks!  LoadAvg has gone down substantially and we are from nasty milter
> problems.
> Unfortunately, I am having a hard time with SpamAssasin.  For most of
> the mails it's working fine, but it gets hung up for some of the mails.
> I have stopped all DNS based lookups except the MX check from SA.  DNS
> blacklists are off in MailScanner too.  MailScanner has to kill SA after
> the timeout.
> The list archive suggests this may be due to DNS lookups, but I think in
> our case this is not true.  Besides, mailscanner takes 100% cpu when SA
> gets stuck with those mails.  I have changed spamassassin timeout to 0
> to see how long it takes.  It consumes 100% cpu until I kill it.  I am
> on Slackware, mail traffic around 30K per day.
> Any ideas on what could be wrong?  Is there any easy way to debug this?
> --
> Mojahed
> System Administrator, Agni Systems Limited

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