I'm running a Debian Etch server, with Apache 1.33, MySQL 5.0.32 PHP5 and Postfix.
Randomly sites on the that use a MySQL database or Postfix will get a connection refused message
phpBB : Critical Error
Could not connect to the database
Mar 24 11:30:49 nix postfix/trivial-rewrite: warning: connect to mysql server 127.0.0.1: Too many connections
I've checked the my.cnf and viewed the configuration through Phpmyadmin and verified that connection limits are set to 0. MySQL isn't at any point maxing out the cpu.
What's really strange is this problem will happen for 5-40 minutes if I don't intervene and then resolve itself.
Anyone seen this before? The server is pretty light useage, but is running on older hardware.