[Mimedefang] Slaves died prematurely

Josh Graham jgraham at tranxition.com
Wed Aug 3 14:35:38 EDT 2005

I have the problem every once in a while.  Usually when my system gets
bogged down.  Of course it also happened when one of the perl modules I
installed didn't play nice with MIME-tools.    

What are your system stats and are you running Spamassassin?

Anyone know a command to output the versions of perl modules installed?



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[mailto:mimedefang-bounces at lists.roaringpenguin.com] On Behalf Of
Eduardo Otubo
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2005 11:02 AM
To: mimedefang at lists.roaringpenguin.com
Subject: Re: [Mimedefang] Slaves died prematurely

ok, just for test reasons I put a default mimedefang-filter file into my
/etc/mail dir. its supposed that the default file has no errors, isn't
Well i got the same error.


what wrong with my mimedefang?....

besides, i did a new installation again with new mimedefang config files
and got the same errors again

Kris Deugau wrote:

>Eduardo Otubo wrote:
>>    Talking 'bout the filter file, it is pretty ok too. i did 
>>"*mimdefang.pl -test*" and "*mimedefang -f /etc/mail/mimedefang-filter

>>-test*" and both looks good.
>Those tests just tell you whether mimedefang-filter is valid Perl 
>syntax;  it says NOTHING about whether it will execute correctly.
>>    BUT, the problems goes here:
>>    when i try to send an email here comes a msg: "/An error occurred 
>>while sending mail. The mail server responded: 4.3.2 PLease try again 
>>later. Please check the message and try again/"
>>/Aug  3 17:04:19 fefnet119 mimedefang-multiplexor[3250]: Slave 1 died 
>>prematurely -- check your filter rules
>So check you filter.  Make sure it's coded to do what you expect;  add 
>in md_syslog() calls to see what values are what at which stages of 
>execution.  That should narrow down which chunk of code is failing.
>Something in your code is valid Perl syntax, but it's not executing 
>correctly and is therefore causing problems for MD.
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