filedescriptor out of range in select()

Paolo Invernizzi paoloinvernizzi at
Thu Jun 26 10:52:27 CEST 2003

Andrew Bennetts wrote:

> I'm not very familiar with BSD, asyncore or spambayes, but I think
> "filedescriptor out of range in select()" usually means that the process is
> trying to handle too many connections at once -- maybe the sockets aren't
> getting closed, or something.

Me neither I'm too familiar with BSD ;-)

But the only client of the pop3proxy is fetchmail on the same machine, 
and I think it queries the pop3proxy one account a time aka one 
connection a time...

> You might like to check the output of netstat when it happens, too see if
> there's an outrageously large number of connections to your pop3proxy.  I'm
> just guessing, though.

I'll check, but I'm pessimistic...

Thanks for your kind answer


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