[Mimedefang] Filter Timed out.

alan premselaar alien at 12inch.com
Thu Feb 6 07:50:01 EST 2003

You may want to try running the filter from the command line to see if there
are any errors that aren't showing up in the log file.

# perl -w /etc/mail/mimedefang-filter

if this returns errors from the prompt, that'll cause the the multiplexor to
kill the slave processes and timeout (from my experience)

if that's not the root of the problem,i'll leave it to someone else on the
list to give you more suggestions.


On 2/6/03 9:15 PM, "Helpdesk - iWavesystems.com" <helpdesk at iwavesystems.com>

> Hello,
> I am getting the following error in mail log, I am using mimedefang-2.12
> on Sendmail 8.12.4, for Mimedefang-filter I have not modified any settings
> The system load is not much because never does the Mail server cross 30 %
> Cpu or Memory Load, and only mail server is the only service running on it.
> Log:
> Feb  4 09:26:49 mail mimedefang[28560]: Error from multiplexor: ERR Filter
> timed out - check filter rules or system load
> Feb  4 09:26:49 mail sendmail[28559]: h143qXxI028559: Milter: data,
> reject=451 4.7.1 Please try again later
> The mail sits in the queue & when I try to push the mail manually it gives
> timed out error writing to <abc.com>
> When this error occurs the mail also is not bouncing back to the sender. The
> user is unaware whether the mail is reaching the destination or not
> Is this something to do with the Bandwidth or filter only.
> Manjunath H N
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