System load very high

Florus Both florusb at ASCIO.COM
Tue May 20 07:56:22 IST 2003

Hi, I've had something like this too. With me the problem was that the
nameserver mentioned first in the /etc/resolv.conf was down. Changing the
order in resolv.conf solved the problem (after which I had to fix the down
nameserver :))


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Leavitt [mailto:dll at SCITOOLS.COM]
Sent: 20. maj 2003 02:27
Subject: System load very high


Drat.   The system load has once again climbed sky-high - it's currently at
39!   Sendmail is refusing connections and all of my
MailScanner processes show in the run-state and near the top 6 with top.   I
get frequent SpamAssassin timeout messages and until
today was also getting InfinteMonkeys and ORD-RBL timeouts as well.  I've
removed the RBL settings from MailScanner.conf and implemented same in and they seem to work fine with no timeouts.  Can someone give
me some ideas what to look for with
this.   I've seen others in the past with similar problems but I haven't
been able to find their solutions in the FAQ or anywhere.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Peters" <P.G.M.Peters at CIV.UTWENTE.NL>
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2003 9:24 AM
Subject: Re: Palyh-A virus

> On Mon, 19 May 2003 06:41:54 -0600, you wrote:
> >Thanks to MailScanner, three .pif attachments that included Palyh-A
> >were stopped before Sophos had an updated definition!
> It is called W32/Sobig.B at mm by f-prot.
> --
> Peter Peters, senior netwerkbeheerder
> Dienst Informatietechnologie, Bibliotheek en Educatie (ITBE)
> Universiteit Twente,  Postbus 217,  7500 AE  Enschede
> telefoon: 053 - 489 2301, fax: 053 - 489 2383,

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