"I/O error on connection" problem. MailScanner related?

mikea mikea at mikea.ath.cx
Thu Jul 20 19:11:27 IST 2006

On Thu, Jul 20, 2006 at 01:56:29PM -0400, Denis Beauchemin wrote:
> Chris W. Parker a écrit :
> > But do you think increasing the ram will help with the "I/O error on
> > connection" issue? It's happened four time today already, all with
> > different hosts.
> >   
> Chris,
> No it shouldn't make any difference.  I am pretty sure this is caused by 
> network issues.  I usually disregard these messages as the mails will 
> most likely be delivered on the next connection.

In my logs, "I/O error on connection" typically has a line soon       
before it with payload something like "collect: premature EOM:        
Connection reset by <foo>". This certainly would indicate that it's   
not you. Are you seeing anything of the sort?"                        

I also think it's probably network issues, or possibly flaky MTAs on
the distant end, and that adding RAM won't fix that. Adding RAM *will*
help with other things, though, and especially so if you use ramdisk 
for your temp directory. 

Mike Andrews, W5EGO
mikea at mikea.ath.cx
Tired old sysadmin 

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