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RE: Router dies off


Oh I had an even worst case with 2.99.49p9.  If a message had MAIL FROM:<"<>"@domain.com>, the router would start eating up all the memory on the box until the box became a useless zombie which needed physical rebooting.  Has this particular problem been fixed in the newer versions?
My OS is Solaris 2.5.1 and is patched up.


From: 	Eugene Crosser[SMTP:crosser@online.ru]
Sent: 	Tuesday, August 18, 1998 9:39 AM
To: 	Brent Foster
Cc: 	zmailer@nic.funet.fi
Subject: 	Re: Router dies off

> I've been running 2.99.49p8 in a production environment for almost a year
> without any major problems.  I'm running zmailer on two identical machines
> that load ballance our mail traffic.  In just the last two days, the
> router portion of Zmailer has died without reason on one of the mail
> servers.  I've tried increasing the number of routers from 6 to 16, and
> that doesn't seem to prevent the problem from happening.
> mail# mailq -ss
> 2682 entries in router queue: no daemon
> 534 messages in transport queue: working
> Does anyone have any idea why this might be happening?

router used to have quite a few problems that caused segfault on various
"abnormal" messages (i.e. with syntax error in the headers).  You
may want to upgrade to the most recent snapshot, and it the problem
persists, look for a 'core' file in the $POSTOFFICE/router directory
and try to analyze it...  I think that in your version the router
used to rename the 'core' file and move it into .../postman directory.