[Mimedefang] Mimedefang acting strange after upgrade to kernel 2.6.

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Tue Mar 14 13:22:10 EST 2006

Matthew Schumacher wrote:

> 1.  I no longer see mimedefang.pl in the ps list.  It only shows
> /usr/bin/mimedefang-multiplexor and /usr/bin/mimedefang processes.

That's normal; it's a side-effect of the embedded Perl interpreter (-E flag).

> 2.  Every now and then I get this error:
> mimedefang-multiplexor[3459]: Slave 51 stderr: dns: sendto() failed:  at
> /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.6/Mail/SpamAssassin/DnsResolver.pm line 274.

I haven't seen that before.

> 3.  I am now getting this error:
> Mar 14 07:25:50 larry mimedefang-multiplexor[3459]: Slave 6 stderr: DBI
> connect('database=xxxx;host=localhost','xxxx',...) failed: Too many
> connections at /etc/mail/mimedefang-filter line 542

> I connect to a mysql database in filter_initialize so that I have a dbi
> connection I can query as I process my filters, but suddenly I have too
> many connections.

Try disconnecting in filter_cleanup.



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