orphaned df files in mqueue.in

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 20:06:29 IST 2005

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On 09/09/05, Julian Field <MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
> Usually caused by SMTP servers sending you large messages but the
> connection getting broken before the message was completely deliverd.

Which in turn can be caused by some networking gear "timing out".....
usually an address translating firewall or similar. If you know you
have such gear in between, make sure the defult tcp timeout is ...
enough (Yes, I've been bitten by such in the past).

> But also check your "Lock Type" setting near the bottom of
> MailScanner.conf. The comment above the setting will help you set it
> correctly (if it needs setting to anything at all).
> Greg Matthews wrote:
> >I'm consistently finding "orphaned" df* files in /var/spool/mqueue.in ie
> >without a corresponding qf* file. Is this a bug in mailscanner
> >(v4.42.9)?
> >
> >usually one or two a day, often quite large multipart messages.
> >
> >
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-- Glenn
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