[Pkg-exim4-users] multiple copies of exim4 running

Johann Spies jspies at sun.ac.za
Mon Jan 12 06:17:29 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 05:22:39PM +0000, Gerard Hooton wrote:
> Can any one help me with this.
> The number of processes grows to a point where I get 
> "too many connections" messages in the log file and the server stops
> excepting emials.

This is normal.

I have just checked on one of our mail servers and 'ps aux | grep -c
[e]xim' shows '30'.

The 'too many connections' message in the log is just one of the
mechanisms to protect your system against overloading.  You can
specify how many connections you want to allow. 


Johann Spies          Telefoon: 021-808 4036
Informasietegnologie, Universiteit van Stellenbosch

     "For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and 
      his truth endureth to all generations."         
                                     Psalms 100:5 

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