OT - sendmail undying processes

Steve Campbell campbell at cnpapers.com
Wed Sep 29 14:00:14 IST 2010

On 9/28/2010 3:59 PM, Scott Silva wrote:
> on 9-28-2010 11:27 AM Steve Campbell spake the following:
>>   I'm using sendmail. Whenever a process gets blocked by either my access file
>> rules or a dnsbl, the email gets stopped right away, but the process seems to
>> be hanging on for about an hour (indicating "cmd read")
>> Does anyone know what a good option for this might be in my sendmail
>> configuration? I've adjusted most of my parms a long time ago, but apparently
>> this one particular option escapes me and isn't redefined.
>> Thanks for any ideas.
>> Steve Campbell
> Have you tried all of this?
> http://weldonwhipple.com/sendmail/dossed.html
> (The old Technoids stuff)

Most of those were defined ages ago. It appears that the command timeout,


did the trick. I reset it from the default to 2 minutes and now see that 
these processes die after two minuntes.

I still don't understand why Sendmail doesn't kill them outright after 
being denied by the DNSBL rules, but just glad to fix it.


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