[Pkg-exim4-users] multiple copies of exim4 running
jspies at sun.ac.za
Mon Jan 12 11:59:29 UTC 2009
On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 10:35:08AM +0000, Gerard Hooton wrote:
> Thanks Johann for you reply,
> My understanding is that for each connection a new exim4 process is started.
> When the connection is dropped (completed the delivery of a message to the
> server for example) then
> that process should die ?? It would appear that on my system the process
> remains after the connection drops.
> Is my understanding on this correct?
You will see separate processes of exim like this:
2287 ? S 0:00 \_ /usr/sbin/exim4 -bd -q1m
2289 ? S 0:00 \_ /usr/sbin/exim4 -bd -q1m
2291 ? S 0:00 \_ /usr/sbin/exim4 -bd -q1m
2296 ttyp2 S+ 0:00 | \_ grep exim
29446 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/exim4 -Mc 1LMLKK-0007es-NQ
30092 ? S 0:00 \_ /usr/sbin/exim4 -Mc 1LMLKK-0007es-NQ
2147 ? S 0:00 /usr/sbin/exim4 -Mc 1LMLP9-0000YV-Ma
2150 ? S 0:00 \_ /usr/sbin/exim4 -Mc 1LMLP9-0000YV-Ma
The ones with the -bd -q1m are the daemons. The others are instances
handling specific messages. You can see what exim is doing running
> Also, where do specify how many connections I want to allow?
> I have split config files on my debian server.
Search Exim's spec.txt.gz for smtp_accept_max and you will find your
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