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Old 04-03-2002, 03:55 PM   #1
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Question Sendmail Problems

I've been having some problems with Sendmail taking an unusually long time to connect user sessions, so started investigating the log files. The only error I am getting is when it is sending mail- I keep getting messages similar to the following:

sendmail[2660]: g33Kdea02660: ./xfg33Kdea02660: unlink-fail 2

I've been unable to find anything on the Internet about this, or in the archives for these forums. All I have done so far is to verify that the permissions are set to 755 for the /var/spool/mqueue directory, with user/group set to root/mail. This appears to be the default on my other Linux servers.

Also, to address my original problem- for some reason Sendmail is taking anywhere from 4-10 seconds to return a login prompt, thus it is taking that long to send a single message through it. I have another linux server running sendmail that returns a login prompt in milliseconds. Any suggestions of where to look for this problem?

Thank you,
Old 04-03-2002, 03:58 PM   #2
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Oops- forgot to clarify...
I originally thought the lag may have been network-related, but it is doing the same thing on a local console. I'm also having a similar problem with FTP. I'm using ProFTP and it is running as its own daemon (not from inetd). The same is true of Sendmail.

Old 11-11-2003, 10:32 AM   #3
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I am having the same problem. I don't run sendmail but my proftpd service takes a long time to connect as well. After connection is established, the service runs normally. I don't run a firewall. I run proftpd as a standalone FTP daemon. Here's a log from a client with timestamps:

[11:25:29] Connected to Port 21
[11:26:19] Ident Request:
[11:26:19] 220-unauthorized access is not permitted.
[11:26:19] 220 (server is masked)
[11:26:19] USER drew
[11:26:19] 331 Password required for drew.
[11:26:19] PASS (hidden)
[11:27:39] 230 Access granted for drew.
[11:27:39] SYST
[11:27:39] 215 UNIX Type: L8
[11:27:39] REST 100
[11:27:39] 501 REST not compatible with server configuration
[11:27:39] This site may not allow file resuming
[11:27:39] PWD
[11:27:39] 257 "/" is current directory.
[11:27:39] TYPE A
[11:27:39] 200 Type set to A.
[11:27:39] PASV
[11:27:39] 227 Entering Passive Mode (192,168,0,102,11,194).
[11:27:40] LIST -al
[11:27:40] 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for file list
[11:27:40] 226 Transfer complete.
[11:28:26] QUIT
[11:28:26] 221


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