[Mailman-Users] Mailman Stalls for Outgoing Emalis

Kevin A. McGrail kevin.mcgrail at thoughtworthy.com
Wed Aug 9 00:37:54 CEST 2006

We have a problem where in recent weeks we have seen mailman stall on sending emails.  The emails end up in the archives and get properly placed in qfiles/out but simply never get sent.  A restart of the service "fixes" the problem. We have also upgraded to the latest mailman to make sure that was not an issue.

In the log files, we get the following:

Aug 08 09:44:41 2006 (11723) Cannot connect to SMTP server localhost on port smtp

Once this occurs, outgoing mail ceases until a restart of the service/runners.

I believe the box is hitting it's limit of sendmail services and refusing service and that the mailman service is not gracefully retrying later, either by design or a bug.  Is this expected behavior or is there a setting I have missed?

Any thoughts?


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