dying children?

Martin.Hepworth martinh at solidstatelogic.com
Tue Aug 5 10:44:28 IST 2008


Most the timeouts are usually down the DNS issues or bayes. I'd check you're bayes is OK and..

1) you've got a local caching name-server on the machine in question, this can make a huge difference even if you've got sub-milisecond latency to the actual DNS host.
2) you're only running a select few RBL's and URI-RBL's within SA (give all others a zero score in spam.assassin.prefs.conf).

Martin Hepworth
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info
> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf
> Of Drew Marshall
> Sent: 05 August 2008 10:30
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Re: dying children?
> On 5 Aug 2008, at 08:49, Martin.Hepworth wrote:
> > Been running all night here fine...no obvious slower processing..
> >
> Agreed. Seems fine. The main load of the day is about now so
> I'll report back if there is any issues.
> >> On 4 Aug 2008, at 14:48, Julian Field wrote:
> >>
> >>> The new beta including complete protection against bugs and
> >> crashes in
> >>> HTML::Parser is just uploading now... You're looking for
> >> 4.71.5-1 or
> >>> greater.
> Will this protection also allow me to capture rogue messages
> that cause SA to time out for what ever reason? I would love
> to be able to diagnose what causes a timeout and fix the issue.
> Drew
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