dccm timeout lets spam through

Vernon Schryver vjs@calcite.rhyolite.com
Thu Mar 27 16:39:31 UTC 2003

> From: Gary Mills <mills@cc.UManitoba.CA>

> We had a couple of incidents today where `dccm' logged timeouts
> connecting to `dccd', and was unable to reject bulk mail.  There were
> high volumes of incoming mail each time, so it's likely related to the
> number of connections or the connection rate.  After each incident,
> `dccm' seemed to return to normal. Is there something I can adjust in
> the dccm or dccd configuration to prevent this from happening?
> ...

Those log look entries look like dccd not responding.  Was dbclean
running at the time?  Were there any complaints in the logs from 
dccd?  Is the system running dccd short of RAM?

Vernon Schryver    vjs@rhyolite.com

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