High Load after MS and Mailwatch Upgrade

Martin Hepworth martinh at SOLID-STATE-LOGIC.COM
Thu Feb 5 10:00:22 GMT 2004

Christo Bezuidenhout wrote:
> After upgrading to the latest version of MailWatch and Mailscanner my
> server started to take huge load.
> I Found the following in my maillogs.
> Feb  5 09:03:29 mailtest sendmail[6833]: rejecting connections on daemon
> MTA: load average: 13
> Feb  5 09:05:33 mailtest MailScanner[10934]: SpamAssassin timed out and
> was killed, consecutive failure 6 of 20
> Feb  5 09:11:39 mailtest MailScanner[4900]: RBL Check ORDB-RBL timed out
> and was killed, consecutive failure 1 of 7
> The Spamassassin keeps on going up to 20 of 20.
> I have a caching DNS and is working properly. My config is.
> mailscanner-4.26.8-1 RH9 mailwatch-0.5 MailScanner-MRTG-0.07 on a P4
> 2Ghz with 512 MB ram
> Thanx
> Christo


looks like you've got problems with ORDB which is causing the issues,
not mailwatch..

Martin Hepworth
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300


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