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Qmail SMTP and Qmail-scanner-queue Processes seems to be stuck

Qmail SMTP and Qmail-scanner-queue Processes seems to be stuck

Qmail SMTP and Qmail-scanner-queue Processes seems to be stuck

(OP)
Dear Forum,

I installed Qmail on one of our servers 2 years ago, according to the qmailrocks tutorial. Since a couple of weeks I recognized some "strange" processes which increase daily.
If I do a "ps aux" I'll get almost 50 of these entries:

vpopmail 28751  0.0  0.1  2860 1332 ?        S    Nov16   0:00 /var/qmail/bin/qmail-smtpd domain.com /home/vpopmail/bin/vchkpw /bin/true
qscand   28752  0.0  0.5  7476 5240 ?        S    Nov16   0:00 /usr/bin/perl -T /dev/fd/3//var/qmail/bin/qmail-scanner-queue.pl

I just want to know what it could be, I'm afraid of killing those processes since some mail probably get lost then.
A "qmailctl stat" tells me that I have around 70 mails in the queue which is all spam.

So it would be nice if anyone could help me soon, if you need further information like logs etc. don't hesitate to ask for it.

Thanks in advance.
Chris.

RE: Qmail SMTP and Qmail-scanner-queue Processes seems to be stuck

Nothing strange about those processes for a vpopmail solution running...

first row is your smtpd listener and its authentication daemon
second line is your anti-spam, anti-virus scanner.

D.E.R. Management - IT Project Management Consulting
http://www.dermanagement.com/

RE: Qmail SMTP and Qmail-scanner-queue Processes seems to be stuck

(OP)
Thanks for the swift reply, the only thing which is confusing me a bit is the date. As you could see its from Nov16 like almost all of them.
I thought the supervise script is starting them if a mail arrives/leaves, so the date should be updated. Right?!?

Regards Chris.

RE: Qmail SMTP and Qmail-scanner-queue Processes seems to be stuck

Hmmm. ok you're right, it's unlikely that an smtpd daemon would remain as a viable process for about a month.  Certainly the qmail-scanner should not.  Might be a failed session.

You could kill those off without a problem.

D.E.R. Management - IT Project Management Consulting
http://www.dermanagement.com/

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