Sendmail processes showing up??

David Priebe (priebe@board1.renfrew.edu.on.ca)
Mon, 27 Jan 1997 11:09:19 -0500


Hello all,

I have a problem with sendmail on my system. I am running a RedHat
installation 3.0.3 with kernel 2.0.27

My problem is that when I take a look at ps-ax, I now see about 10 or so
processes that look like

xxxxx ? S 0:00 (sendmail)

I have no idea what they are since normally when sendmail is doing something,
it tells you where it has a connection to. Plus, the number of these that I
see seems to be growing, and never going away.

I now have 190 files in /var/spool/mqueue, and I don't know if mail is going
out or not.

Does anybody have any ideas?? Everything used to be fine, and I haven't
changed anything. One note is that my server has now been up for 31 days,
although I have restarted sendmail.

David

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