lstat() failed on: /mnt/ramdisk/... (Martin Hepworth)
MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Aug 4 19:07:39 IST 2009
On 04/08/2009 17:47, Dave Jones wrote:
>> try changing the type of tnef scanner, if the external binary change it to
>> the internal one and/or vice versa
> I changed it from external to internal and the problem is resolved.
> Thanks for your help Martin.
> Now the problem I have is some messages (one or two per hour out of
> roughly 10 thousand) are now killing MailScanner
Recent versions of MailScanner have denial-of-service protection systems
in them so that individual messages cannot kill MailScanner. Look for
the string "Processing Attempts" in MailScanner.conf and you will find
the settings that control it.
> so I am getting user
> complaints about receiving that notification instead of the email
> that was sent. I have disabled TNEF for now until I can figure out
> what is wrong with these emails. I will search the archives for any
> ideas and to become more familiar with this new DOS detection
> > From what I can tell so far, I think the problem is coming from older
> Outlook clients.
>> Martin Hepworth
>> Oxford, UK
>> 2009/8/1 Dave Jones<davejones70 at gmail.com>
>>> > From June 24th:
>>>>> lstat() failed on: /mnt/ramdisk/31166/n5NC95S6028227/tnef.31166
>>>> Which version of MailScanner are you running? If you're using a version
>>>> < 4.76.24, and you only have tnef.* in your lstat errors, this is a
>>>> known bug. Upgrading to the latest MailScanner release will fix it (or
>>>> at least>= 4.76.24), as the tnef processing has been updated to correct
>>>> the permission errors.
>>>> (see http://www.bluequartz.us/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=87165 for
>>>> reference, and "16 Fixed permissions and ownership problems with data
>>>> extracted from TNEF winmail.dat attachments." under fixes of 4.76.24-3
>>> >from http://www.mailscanner.info/ChangeLog).
>>> I upgraded MailScanner to version 4.77.10-1 a few weeks ago and still
>>> have thousands of these errors in the maillog.
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