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From Vincent Keunen <vincent.keu...@manex.be>
Subject Re: [Fwd: Runaway James]
Date Thu, 12 Sep 2002 16:06:32 GMT
FWIW, some mailers (Netscape Mail Server) verify that there is a local 
postmaster account upon startup.  If there isn't any, they don't start 
(and write the info in the error log).

Stefano Debenedetti wrote:

> FYI, I was wondering today why should the postmaster for a mail server 
> preferably be an account on the same server and I think this is a good 
> evidence that it should not
> 0.02€
> ste
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Runaway James
> Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 11:14:36 -0600
> From: Eric Weidner <esw@pumavision.net>
> Reply-To: James Users List <james-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> To: James-User Mailing List <james-user@jakarta.apache.org>
>
> While the cause of this problem was totally my fault, it might be nice
> if there was way to stop James from running out of control in the
> following situation.
>
> I recently upgraded to the latest cvs code from the cvs code from a
> month earlier.  I diff'd the config.xml's and since there were some
> additions in the new one, I decided to move my config changes to the new
> file.  Oops, missed the Postmaster email address and I have notify
> postmaster turned on for spam and error processors.  Next time there was
> a message sent to the error processor, it try to send to
> Postmaster@localhost.  That generated an error, so it tried to send a
> message to Postmaster@localhost.  And so on and so on and......    4GB
> worth of errors in the deadletter table and 8GB worth of MySQL redo logs
> later, disk is full and everything's dead.
>
> Is there anything you guys can do to catch runaway's like this?  I
> realize the difficulty in doing this since these messages aren't exactly
> able to be cross referenced.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Eric
>
>
>
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