Orphan files in /var/spool/mqueue.in
glenn.steen at gmail.com
Fri Nov 24 16:44:16 GMT 2006
On 24/11/06, Randal, Phil <prandal at herefordshire.gov.uk> wrote:
> That is an ancient version of MailScanner. You should upgrade it to the
> latest version and then see what happens.
> Phil Randal
> Network Engineer
> Herefordshire Council
> Hereford, UK
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info
> > [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf
> > Of Plant, Dean
> > Sent: 24 November 2006 14:56
> > To: MailScanner discussion
> > Subject: Orphan files in /var/spool/mqueue.in
> > I am curious if the orphan files that I have to clear out of
> > /var/spool/mqueue.in every so often is something that other people
> > experience or do I have a problem that should be investigated further.
> > These files build up at the rate of about 3-4 a day on each
> > server which
> > deal with about 30,000 messages a day, I have the lock type
> > set to posix
> > and I am using the standard sendmail 8.13 rpm's from CentOS 4 with
> > MailScanner v4.52.2
> > Thanks
> > Dean
Another thought is that that few a message "corrupted" might actually
be quite normal with that amount of messages.
AFAICR, there are a couple of situations where those might occur...
Please correct me if I'm wrong... Client dropping connection during
DATA could be it (should have a matching entry in the logs then), or
forcibly interrupting sendmail while it is transferring data from the
client come to mind. Both should be visible in the logs.
Me not being a rendmaul admin (any more:-), I might be completely wrong;-)
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