OOT: Pyzor discovery problem

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at gmail.com
Fri Sep 15 10:39:37 IST 2006

On 15/09/06, Martin Hepworth <martinh at solidstatelogic.com> wrote:
> Glenn Steen wrote:
> > On 15/09/06, Glenn Steen <glenn.steen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > (snip)
> >> Might be a file that's corrupted... Try doing the discover (and a
> >> subsequent ping) to some other directory. If that works, simple remove
> >> the old and redo, if not, well... then I suppose a reinstall is in
> >> order (which would rewrite any corrupted files). You shouldn't need
> >> disable pyzor, bu... better safe than sorry, I suppose:-).
> >> IIRC doing discoveries all the time (well, once per day:-) isn't
> >> really necessary with pyzor... Unless I remember wrong there only is
> >> one server, and thats the way things are. So one could well hold of
> >> with the discoveries until one sees that pyzor just don't work:-).
> >>
> >> A philosophical musing one could have is on the reliability of a
> >> service that only have one central server ... :-). Puts all those
> >> "TimoutErrors" into perspective:-)
> >>
> > (Yeah yeah... me proving I'm a postfix user, by replying to myself:-)
> >
> > If this is due to fs corruption, you should (of course) endevor to do
> > some fsck'ing... Even journalised filesystems (read "ext3") might need
> > that from time to time...
> >
> >
>  From what I can see pyzor is having problems...there's only one server
> and I can never "pyzor ping" it...always times out and I've not had a
> pyzor score in my spam for weeks...
> I know certain people have offered some server space/bandwidth to the
> maintainer but the offer doesn't seem to have been taken up...
> I'm considering turning it off and getting razor2 going instead (i've
> already got dcc)
Oh yes, this is very true... In fact, I've been running all three for
quite some time (For those DIGEST_MULTIPLE scores:-). Used to be that
pyzor was really contributing,but now it is more incidental than
On the other hand, I've actually succeeded pinging it lately, so ...
things might not be all black:P
# pyzor ping      (200, 'OK')
# pyzor discover
downloading servers from
# pyzor ping      TimeoutError:
# pyzor ping      (200, 'OK')
# pyzor ping      TimeoutError:
# pyzor ping      (200, 'OK')
All those were done in a pretty quick succession, so ... illustrates
the problems it has pretty well:).

-- Glenn
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