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Kathleen
Regular Advisor

Sendmail problem

 
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Kathleen
Regular Advisor

Re: Sendmail problem

Sorry...this got posted twice, once without a message and once with. THis was the message....

I posted this last night...resolved the problem by restarting the system. When I do a ps-ef | grep sendmail this is the output
root 28933 1 0 13:58:18 ? 0:00 sendmail: rejecting connections
on port 25: load average: 52

I tried stopping and restaring sendmail but I am still having issues. Any suggestions? I can't seem to find anything in the mail.log file. Is there another place I can look?
Sendmail was working fine, it just started rejecting the connections.
Jeff Schussele
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Re: Sendmail problem

Hi Kathleen,

It's the load avg - 52 on this system - that's causing rejections on sendmail connections.

In /etc/sendmail.cf there is a value labeled RefuseLA that determines the rejection threshold. It's 12 by default.

You really need to determine just *why* the system is running such a high load.
I don't recommend bumping the value to get sendmail accepting, you need to get the load down.

HTH,
Jeff
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Sendmail problem

Here is a script to collect statistics so you can figure out what the process load hog is.

It's production and easily configurable.

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