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Giant sendmail log!

Posted on 2004-11-04
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Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I have an usrgent problem I need to attend to, but I dont really know whats happening.  Ill get to the point.
My sendmail logs are filling up rather quickly, I only checked them today, but one log was over 500Mb!  Its full of this:
Nov  4 19:24:48 smail03 sm-msp-queue[6466]: iA35A3Z3006875: to=postmaster, delay=1+03:28:21, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=2553201, relay=[], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Connection refused by []
Whats happening??
I have to admit I dont know alot about sendmail, it jsut seemed to work for me :)
Question by:maunded

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paranoidcookie earned 2000 total points
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Sounds like there is an error in your sendmail configure and admin messages are buliding up in the mail queue.

Run mailq to check the state of your mailq

Also post your config file s we can see if there are an errors.

Also have a look at programs like logrotate which can roll over your log files.

Author Comment

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The sendmail config was only listening on the eth0 address, so admin messages were building up in the queue.  There were over 26000 of them!!  Deleteing them was a bit of a slow task, but its done.
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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