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Exceeded LOCALRELAY limit* from XXXhost (101 in the last hour)

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  1. raamee

    raamee Active Member

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    Hi,

    I face this problem. In the lfd logs and I get tons of mail too.

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    Exceeded LOCALRELAY limit* from XXXHost (101 in the last hour)
    I have installed csf, latest. I have opened a topic on csf but no reply from them. Could you please say what error is this?
     
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    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    In the CSF configuration file, it has these settings:

    Raise the limit if you want to not get as many emails or turn it off otherwise by changing RT_LOCALRELAY_ALERT = 1 to RT_LOCALRELAY_ALERT = 0.
     
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    So this doesn't mean someone is bouncing email off our server for spam?


    I get this alert at the sale time as the localrelay


    Possible Scripts:

    /home/the/public_html/SMF2.0/register.php
    /home/the/public_html/SMF2.0/sendmessage.php
    /home/the/public_html/SMF2.0/calendar.php
    /home/the/public_html/SMF2.0/infraction.php
    /home/the/public_html/SMF2.0/payment_gateway.php
    /home/the/public_html/SMF2.0/profile.php
    /home/the/public_html/SMF2.0/login.php
     
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    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    You may want to ask CSF at their forum that question. They handle their script(s) such as CSF and LFD and know what the various alerts mean.

    The forum is at the following location:

    ConfigServer Scripts Forum • Index page
     
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    I would also like to know if this is internal mail or someone trying to use the server to spam. How do we make sure that cannot happen?
     
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    As I stated, this is a CSF / LFD alert. This would be a question for their forum on what their message means precisely:

    ConfigServer Scripts Forum

    At this time, they have such a heavily trafficked and responded to forum, there is little reason to post CSF / LFD questions on cPanel forum when we do not provide that 3rd party product. While it is indeed a very useful product, we do not have the expertise with it that the very developers who make it and reply to questions on their forum would.
     
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    This limit can be increased in csf.conf. And this is the limit of amount of emails per hour that can be sent via your local mail service(s), such as sendmail or exim.

    If you're worried about whether or not the emails are legit, the exim_main log typically in /var/log/ will show you where these emails are being generated from. For example if it's a script, the log should show where the script is located.

    If you actually need the limit increased, because you are receiving a lot of server mail msgs, increasing it shouldn't hurt. Or alternatively you can actually disable this msg from being logged in csf.conf: set RT_LOCALRELAY_ALERT = "1" to RT_LOCALRELAY_ALERT = "0" (I don't recommend this though, since it's just ignoring the errors).
     
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