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  1. #1
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    Problem with qmail!! RHEL 4 *_*

    Hi experts!

    My server is not sending mail for about a week, and i dont know what is the problem and how to fix this.
    also, in PLesk, it still states that Mail is on and active.

    Could anybody point me the direction how to fix that?

    i am having a server runnung RHEL 4

    thank you and hoping to get some good advice

  2. #2
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    Hey there,

    can you please let the people here know a bit more about this, like some line from the logs from qmail, also check if there are not more instances of qmail running on the server, more then only one. Did you made any modifications before this?
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  3. #3
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    i am not sure to get that qmail log? i see no log for mail in /var/log

    but this happened after my Vbulletin board down for a week(database error) but meanwhile there still a lot of people visit, so server keep sending me report that VBB is down ( around 100 thousands of them ( around 60k got into bulk the others is inbox)

    so i think qmail is crash(or down) because it had to work too much for that short period

    also,
    i got a few line of log from secure which make me very worry:
    Nov 19 06:57:41 webserver xinetd[4469]TART: smtp pid=23948 from=219.91.69.55
    Nov 19 06:57:41 webserver xinetd[4469]: START: smtp pid=23949 from=219.91.69.55
    Nov 19 06:57:41 webserver xinetd[4469]: START: smtp pid=23950 from=219.91.69.55
    Nov 19 06:57:41 webserver xinetd[4469]: START: smtp pid=23951 from=219.91.69.55
    Nov 19 06:57:41 webserver xinetd[4469]: START: smtp pid=23952 from=219.91.69.55
    Nov 19 07:52:46 webserver xinetd[4469]: START: smtp pid=3571 from=59.165.132.186
    that IPs is not me, and do those logs mean someone had access to my server via smtp port?

    thanks

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    Try to check the qmail queue ans see how many emails are there.. If there are to many, it may be that qmail has crashed. You could use qmail-remove to remove those emails sent out with reports. Also, it is only you on this server, no one else has access, or mail accounts?
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  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by k3oni
    Try to check the qmail queue ans see how many emails are there.. If there are to many, it may be that qmail has crashed. You could use qmail-remove to remove those emails sent out with reports. Also, it is only you on this server, no one else has access, or mail accounts?
    How can i check qmail queue and see how many are there?

    I am only the one on server. No one else has access but me.

  6. #6
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    i check in /var/qmail/queue/info and /var/qmail/queue/remote
    there are only some empty folder like 1,2,.....20,21

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    I don't think Qmail should be invoked via Xinetd? If you look in /etc/xinetd.d/ is there a file called "sendmail"? If so, make sure "disable = yes" in that file if you are using Qmail. If you have to change the file, you'll need to restart the xinetd daemon for the change to take effect. ('service xinetd restart')
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