SA times out

Kai Schaetzl maillists at
Wed Apr 2 13:13:51 IST 2008

I'm getting a certain kind of Russian spam for some weeks now that always 
gets thru unscanned because SA times out. So, I set the SA timeout from 30 
to 120 seconds and it still times out. However, timing on the command line 
shows that SA takes long for this kind of message (and it's a slow system 
by today's figures, anyway), but not *that* long that it could hit this 
limit. I takes about 1.4 minutes to process such a message, consistently. 
That's well below 2 minutes.
So, why does MailScanner still let it time out?
MailScanner 4.54.6
SA 3.2.4
*no* network tests

mailscanner log shows only those timeouts, nothing else. I guess I would 
need to add more verbose logging, but then I would get logging for *all* 
messages, right?


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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