Catherine Kouzmanoff | 3 Nov 00:46 2005

vchkpw is back up

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Everything is back up now, so you can post to the list again.

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Jeremy Kitchen | 3 Nov 00:46 2005

Re: vchkpw is back up

On Wednesday 02 November 2005 03:46 pm, Catherine Kouzmanoff wrote:
> System maintenace during a server switch caused the mailing list to be
> temporarily unavailable.
>
> Everything is back up now, so you can post to the list again.

thanks!  I had wondered why the list was so quiet these past couple of days :)

-Jeremy

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Tom Collins | 3 Nov 02:45 2005

Re: .qmail- files not processed

On Oct 31, 2005, at 9:03 AM, Fred McIntyre wrote:
> It is my understanding that any .qmail files, matching the user name 
> in an incoming email, in /home/vpopmail/domains/naxum.com will
> be used before the delivery instructions in .qmail-default. That is 
> what is NOT happening.

Based on that, and the fact that you're seeing similar behavior in 
non-vpopmail domains, I'd say it's a problem with your qmail install.  
qmail-local is responsible for handling the delivery lines in the 
.qmail-frederick file.

Try a fresh install of netqmail, possibly following Bill Shupp's 
excellent toaster at <http://shupp.org/toaster/>.

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QmailAdmin: http://qmailadmin.sf.net/  Vpopmail: http://vpopmail.sf.net/
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Sam | 3 Nov 03:37 2005

Re: qmail+vpopmail on redhat 7.3 server gets very busy

Remo,

I noticed that one local user which I created when I installed qmail and
before installing vpopmail, was getting lots of messages from qmail under
/home/user/Maildir.

It took the system more than one hour to delete the /home/user/Maildir/new
directory and /home/user/Maildir/tmp and left /home/user/Maildir/cur.
Now the server is working fine, but qmail did not recreate the "new" and
"tmp" directories again.

Vpopmail and the domain accounts that I am using are installed under
/home/vpopmail.

Any ideas why and what qmail was doing?
Thanks,
Sam

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Remo Mattei" <remo <at> italy1.com>
To: <vchkpw <at> inter7.com>
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 11:04 AM
Subject: Re: [vchkpw] qmail+vpopmail on redhat 7.3 server gets very busy

did u check  your kernel? there are some hackers that may exploit your 
server check your /tmp directory if you are also running apache and see if 
you see some hidden directories, etc..

just my 2 cents.

(Continue reading)

Jeremy Kitchen | 3 Nov 04:31 2005

Re: qmail+vpopmail on redhat 7.3 server gets very busy

On Wednesday 02 November 2005 06:37 pm, Sam wrote:
> Remo,
>
> I noticed that one local user which I created when I installed qmail and
> before installing vpopmail, was getting lots of messages from qmail under
> /home/user/Maildir.

what do your logs say about this? (Hint: if you had some of those messages you 
recently deleted around, they would certainly help ;)

> It took the system more than one hour to delete the /home/user/Maildir/new
> directory and /home/user/Maildir/tmp and left /home/user/Maildir/cur.
> Now the server is working fine, but qmail did not recreate the "new" and
> "tmp" directories again.

it's not supposed to.

-Jeremy

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  -- The Word of Bob.
Szeki - Inc | 4 Nov 00:17 2005
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ramdisk with ext2 or tmpfs, vpopmail mysql - heap table : performance - too big disk load

Hi,
 
It is a good idea to use heap tables for vpopmail query-s ? MyISAM tables for UPDATES, and HEAP for selects (they will be created from MyISAM)? I wanna to minimalize the disk subsystem impact. System is always waiting for disks(big load, can even reach 20-25). What is the ideal maximum concurrent conncetion limit with mysql ?
 
I want to put the temp directories (spamassasin, clamd, other scanners) to ramdisk. What to use:
 
1. ramdisk, fixed size (set with kernel parameter), with ext2, looks like a "real" disk, with real filesystem
2. tmpfs, with maximized ramsize, eating always as many ram what is needed. cons ? What is the price for this "freedom" ?
(can I use tmpfs on a debian server for the main /tmp ?) I can spend 512 or even 1024 Mb ram for ramdrives, or tmpfs.
 
I need every idea, or solution, how can I reduce the disk usage on the system. I want to keep only what is necessery. I will turn of mail logging via syslog (deamontools is doing a great job logging mails, why waste the needed disk i/o power for syslog), other things ?
 
What if I put qmails queue to ramdisk (or tmpfs ramdisk) ? (memory cards ? are good enough ?)
 
Peter
Sam | 4 Nov 04:38 2005

Re: qmail+vpopmail on redhat 7.3 server gets very busy

>> I noticed that one local user which I created when I installed qmail and
>> before installing vpopmail, was getting lots of messages from qmail under
>> /home/user/Maildir.

>what do your logs say about this? (Hint: if you had some of those messages 
>you
>recently deleted around, they would certainly help ;)

The directory was  /home/user/Maildir/new  was full of thousands of messages 
in this format:
12345678999.16207.qmail ,S=14766
When I tried to go in the directory to read one of the messages, the 
computer would hang.
That is why I decided to delete the directory.
Now my qmail log shows:
" <at> 40000000436ab0a416ec08cc new msg 116203

 <at> 40000000436ab0a416ee27c4 info msg 116203: bytes 2061 from <# <at> []> qp 20944 
uid 507

 <at> 40000000436ab0a41733b08c starting delivery 194354: msg 116203 to local 
postmaster <at> qmail.domain.com

 <at> 40000000436ab0a41734fc94 status: local 1/10 remote 14/20

 <at> 40000000436ab0a417e397cc new msg 116176

 <at> 40000000436ab0a417e5a724 info msg 116176: bytes 2174 from <# <at> []> qp 20947 
uid 501

 <at> 40000000436ab0a41821c9ac starting delivery 194355: msg 116176 to local 
user <at> qmail.domain.com

 <at> 40000000436ab0a418232554 status: local 2/10 remote 14/20

 <at> 40000000436ab0a41824e68c delivery 194354: success: did_0+1+0/qp_20947/

 <at> 40000000436ab0a418278a54 status: local 1/10 remote 14/20

 <at> 40000000436ab0a4182a7854 end msg 116203"

I do not know what the messages are about and where they are going .
/var/spool/mail  has nothing in it.
Under vpopmail I have postmaster <at> domain.com
The qmail.domain.com is the local machine

>> It took the system more than one hour to delete the 
>> /home/user/Maildir/new
>> directory and /home/user/Maildir/tmp and left /home/user/Maildir/cur.
>> Now the server is working fine, but qmail did not recreate the "new" and
>> "tmp" directories again.

>it's not supposed to.
>-Jeremy

Ok, but why qmail was writing to that directory?
Thank you All for your help.
Sam

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeremy Kitchen" <kitchen <at> scriptkitchen.com>
To: <vchkpw <at> inter7.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 10:31 PM
Subject: Re: [vchkpw] qmail+vpopmail on redhat 7.3 server gets very busy

Tom Collins | 4 Nov 07:59 2005

Re: qmail+vpopmail on redhat 7.3 server gets very busy

On Nov 3, 2005, at 7:38 PM, Sam wrote:
>  <at> 40000000436ab0a417e5a724 info msg 116176: bytes 2174 from <# <at> []> qp 
> 20947 uid 501

Looks like doublebounce messages.  What do you have in 
/var/qmail/control/doublebounceto?

I've set my server to have "doublebounce" in that file, and then put 
"#" in /var/qmail/alias/.qmail-doublebounce.  That way doublebounces 
are just deleted -- 99.9% of them are crap and not worth looking at 
(e.g., spam from forged return addresses).

--
Tom Collins  -  tom <at> tomlogic.com
QmailAdmin: http://qmailadmin.sf.net/  Vpopmail: http://vpopmail.sf.net/
You don't need a laptop to troubleshoot high-speed Internet: 
sniffter.com

Sam | 4 Nov 15:50 2005

Re: qmail+vpopmail on redhat 7.3 server gets very busy

Tom you hit it right.
My problem is tones of doublebounces of spam from forged return and bad
addresses.

I do not have doublebounceto file under
/var/qmail/control/
How do I set it up and what should be in it,
to have doublebounces go to that file instead of 
MAILER-DAEMON <at> qmail.domain.com
forwarding them to postmaster?

I will create .qmail-doublebounce and  put "#" in
/var/qmail/alias/.qmail-doublebounce
to delete all doublebounces

Thanks,
Sam

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Collins" <tom <at> tomlogic.com>
To: <vchkpw <at> inter7.com>
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 1:59 AM
Subject: Re: [vchkpw] qmail+vpopmail on redhat 7.3 server gets very busy

> On Nov 3, 2005, at 7:38 PM, Sam wrote:
>>  <at> 40000000436ab0a417e5a724 info msg 116176: bytes 2174 from <# <at> []> qp
>> 20947 uid 501
>
> Looks like doublebounce messages.  What do you have in
> /var/qmail/control/doublebounceto?
>
> I've set my server to have "doublebounce" in that file, and then put "#"
> in /var/qmail/alias/.qmail-doublebounce.  That way doublebounces are just
> deleted -- 99.9% of them are crap and not worth looking at (e.g., spam
> from forged return addresses).
>
> --
> Tom Collins  -  tom <at> tomlogic.com
> QmailAdmin: http://qmailadmin.sf.net/  Vpopmail: http://vpopmail.sf.net/
> You don't need a laptop to troubleshoot high-speed Internet: sniffter.com

Andrew Hodgson | 4 Nov 16:04 2005
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RE: qmail+vpopmail on redhat 7.3 server gets very busy

Hi,

Run the commands:

#Echo doublebounce >/var/qmail/control/doublebounceto
#echo # >/var/qmail/alias/.qmail-doublebounce

In this way doublebounces will go to the user doublebounce, who's .qmail
file has nothing in it and so the mail will fall into a black hole.

I think this is what Tom is getting at.

Andrew.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sam [mailto:linux <at> ritzynet.com] 
Sent: 04 November 2005 14:50
To: vchkpw <at> inter7.com
Subject: Re: [vchkpw] qmail+vpopmail on redhat 7.3 server gets very busy

Tom you hit it right.
My problem is tones of doublebounces of spam from forged return and bad
addresses.

I do not have doublebounceto file under
/var/qmail/control/
How do I set it up and what should be in it,
to have doublebounces go to that file instead of 
MAILER-DAEMON <at> qmail.domain.com
forwarding them to postmaster?

I will create .qmail-doublebounce and  put "#" in
/var/qmail/alias/.qmail-doublebounce
to delete all doublebounces

Thanks,
Sam

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Collins" <tom <at> tomlogic.com>
To: <vchkpw <at> inter7.com>
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 1:59 AM
Subject: Re: [vchkpw] qmail+vpopmail on redhat 7.3 server gets very busy

> On Nov 3, 2005, at 7:38 PM, Sam wrote:
>>  <at> 40000000436ab0a417e5a724 info msg 116176: bytes 2174 from <# <at> []> qp
>> 20947 uid 501
>
> Looks like doublebounce messages.  What do you have in
> /var/qmail/control/doublebounceto?
>
> I've set my server to have "doublebounce" in that file, and then put "#"
> in /var/qmail/alias/.qmail-doublebounce.  That way doublebounces are just
> deleted -- 99.9% of them are crap and not worth looking at (e.g., spam
> from forged return addresses).
>
> --
> Tom Collins  -  tom <at> tomlogic.com
> QmailAdmin: http://qmailadmin.sf.net/  Vpopmail: http://vpopmail.sf.net/
> You don't need a laptop to troubleshoot high-speed Internet: sniffter.com

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