[Pkg-exim4-users] Is smtp_accept_queue_per_connection the way?

Marc Haber mh+pkg-exim4-users at zugschlus.de
Tue May 27 06:37:11 UTC 2014

On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 05:31:57PM -0400, Harry Putnam wrote:
> And then there is the bit in Exim4 FAQ that tries to shove the burden
> of having such a silly default, onto fetchmail.

Explain that please, especially the "silly".

> In all the stuff I saw online there never seemed to be a consensus as
> to where that line is supposed to go.  There were different opinions.

That depends on what kind of configuration you have selected upon
installation. See /usr/share/doc/exim4-base/README.Debian.gz chapter 2.1

> I tried:
>     /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template.

That would be the correct place for unsplit configuration.

It belongs in the "main configuration settings" part.

> Then ran /etc/init.d/exim4 reload
> And it would come to a screeching halt with something about paniclog
> not being zero size.  Some little message would be kicked into the
> panic log and no further action was possible. (I lost track of the
> little bit of data that showed up in paniclog)

The "exim paniclog /var/log/exim4/paniclog has non-zero size" is just
a warning with no effect on exim at all.

> I've put this string: smtp_accept_queue_per_connection=300 in
>    /etc/exim4/update.exim4.conf.conf

Wrong place.

> OK, so where does this limit setting go or what else needs doing to
> set the limit to 300?

First, you should make yourself familiar with the nice docs that come
with your package.


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