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Re: too many connection attempts?

Andy Poling <andy@globalauctions.com>
> On 17 Nov 1999, Arnt Gulbrandsen wrote:
> > When I started my main zmailer's scheduler just now, I saw, for one
> > host, 114 connection attempts.  There are 57 messages queued for that
> > host, and it's unreachable.
> > 
> > Isn't this a bit too many?  Should not zmailer try just once, then
> > queue up all 57 messages and retry according to the "retries" clause
> > for that channel?
> Do you set "skew=1" in that channel clause (or the boilerplate/default
> clause) in your scheduler.conf?  That's supposed to force bulk retries.  

Yes.  Perhaps I should set it to 0.

> Otherwise, the scheduler is free to retry messages individually as their
> retry times arrive...

Well, that wasn't quite what it was doing.  

	retries="90 90"
	command="smtp -l /var/log/mail/bippy"

I can't think of any way in which that, with 57 messages, should
casuse 114 retries in less than three minutes.