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    Wierd msg in Qmail log


    What is this? I have 15 .s files in my log folder, each 96k in size and all of them filled with this on every line. Also, I am getting error messages for stuff I DIDN'T SEND!

    @40000000400cc8cf2ac17904 alert: cannot start: qmail-send is already running
    Am I showing an open relay by chance? Anyone have any Idea of what is going on?

    Frog.

    P.S. I thought I closed down my system, but I do retrieve my mail remotely from work.
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    Ok,
    So I did a little research and while I am still worried about being an open relay, I have determined that the source of the problem is a runaway supervisor process in my QMAIL. The docs that I found say that this maybe a mis-configuration in my smtp-send script.

    I will investigate that, but the answer to the problem seemed to be to reboot. I've done that, and this is a grep of my running qmail processes, can anyone see anything out of the ordinary?

    thanks for your help:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Command history
    > ps aux | grep qmail
    root 3010 0.0 0.1 1276 268 ? S 09:27 0:00 supervise qmail-send
    root 3012 0.0 0.1 1276 268 ? S 09:27 0:00 supervise qmail-smtpd
    root 3014 0.0 0.1 1276 268 ? S 09:27 0:00 supervise qmail-pop3d
    qmails 3016 0.0 0.1 1336 344 ? S 09:27 0:00 [qmail-send]
    root 3018 0.0 0.1 1300 272 ? S 09:27 0:00 tcpserver -H -R -v -c100 0 110 qmail-popup mail.therockmere.com /home/vpopmail/bin/vchkpw qmail-pop3d Maildir
    qmaill 3019 0.0 0.1 1284 264 ? S 09:27 0:00 multilog t s100000 n20 /var/log/qmail/qmail-pop3d
    qmaill 3020 0.0 0.1 1284 264 ? S 09:27 0:00 multilog t s100000 n20 /var/log/qmail/qmail-send
    qmaill 3023 0.0 0.1 1284 264 ? S 09:27 0:00 multilog t s100000 n20 /var/log/qmail/qmail-smtpd
    root 3027 0.0 0.1 1292 284 ? S 09:27 0:00 qmail-lspawn ./Maildir
    qmailr 3028 0.0 0.1 1292 288 ? S 09:27 0:00 [qmail-rspawn]
    qmailq 3029 0.0 0.1 1280 292 ? S 09:27 0:00 [qmail-clean]
    root 3073 0.0 0.4 2016 928 ? S 09:40 0:00 sh -c (ps aux | grep qmail) 2>&1
    root 3074 0.0 0.4 2024 952 ? S 09:40 0:00 sh -c (ps aux | grep qmail) 2>&1
    root 3076 0.0 0.2 1424 452 ? S 09:40 0:00 grep qmail
    frog
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    Also, I am getting error messages for stuff I DIDN'T SEND!
    You haven't provided us with any example log file entries to explain why you're upset. There may be a perfectly normal explanation for this; perhaps a spammer sent mail to a non-existant account on your server, and your server sent a bounce message to the spammer.
    I have determined that the source of the problem is a runaway supervisor process in my QMAIL.
    How did you reach this conclusion? What do you mean by "runaway"?
    The docs that I found say that this maybe a mis-configuration in my smtp-send script.
    There's no such script. qmail-send and qmail-smtpd are two separate programs, invoked by two separate run scripts under supervise. Which one are you experiencing problems with? Without a copy of the script in question, no-one can help you solve any problems that might exist with it. Please provide an in-depth description of the problem that you are experiencing.
    can anyone see anything out of the ordinary?
    No, your ps output looks normal. There seem to be the correct number of supervise processes running (unless the "runaway supervisor process" is running something that doesn't have qmail in its name).
    Alex
    (http://www.alex-greg.com)

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