Batch processing failure

Scott Silva ssilva at SGVWATER.COM
Fri Dec 2 23:04:31 GMT 2005

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Jim Holland spake the following on 12/2/2005 12:28 PM:
> Hi
> I am running:
> Linux 2.4.20-28.7 #1 Thu Dec 18 11:15:04 EST 2003 i586 unknown
> This is Red Hat Linux release 7.1 (Seawolf)
> This is Perl version 5.006001 (5.6.1)
> This is MailScanner version 4.45.4
> sendmail 8.13.1
> I currently have a problem that I have come across on a number of
> occasions before: Mail in two batches of 30 messages is not being
> correctly processed by MailScanner, but other mail is being handled
> normally.  The messages are being scanned, with normal reports of viruses
> being found or spam being identified according to the sendmail maillog
> file.  However the messages simply don't get delivered or quarantined as
> the case may be, and are just left for hours in, where they
> get repeatedly reprocessed, but never to finalisation.
> In the past I have just moved the first couple of messages out of
> and restarted MailScanner and it has sorted itself out, as it 
> seems to be doing on this occasion.  However, the question remains: why 
> does this problem arise?
> Regards
> Jim Holland
> System Administrator
> MANGO - Zimbabwe's non-profit e-mail service
Is there a particular reason you need to run such an OLD distro?
Patches for 7.1 are probably non-existent by now.
And the perl version might start limiting you to newer versions of
MailScanner and spamassassin.


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