Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 08-30-2004, 04:41 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: San Francisco
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
POP daemon server refusing connections

I have been having trouble lately with the Mailutils-POP3d (gnu-pop3d) daemon suddenly refusing connections on port 110. This began happening the day a heavy-traffic website switched over to us for hosting. Ordinarily we would start losing SMTP connections if processor and/or memory load got too high, but this seems to only be affecting the POP3 server at this point.

I haven't been able to find any kind of config file which would set the threshold levels for the POP3 server for loads, etc. I also don't see anything out of the ordinary in the logs other than a few APOP db errors, which have been appearing since we started using the server a few years ago.

Can anyone help me with this situation or send me in the right direction for reporting bugs about this issue? The only temporary fix I've been able to come up with is to have webmin check system status for port 110 and to run /etc/init.d/inetd restart if it does. This seems to fix the issue somewhat, but can probably cause a 30 second or so hiccup in the POP connections being made to the server.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
qmail - mail server refusing connections? shadoxity Linux - Software 1 04-06-2005 03:41 AM
Web Server Refusing Connections zoso Linux - Networking 2 12-27-2004 11:41 AM
keep refusing connections tpark Linux - Networking 1 03-04-2004 02:24 AM
Linux Mandrake 8.1 as Server now refusing connections to and from router lordsteven Linux - Networking 1 12-12-2003 04:16 PM
server refusing remote connections (@Home) dlb Linux - Networking 2 11-26-2001 02:48 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:41 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration