refused: too many connections. exim error

david510

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Aug 22, 2004
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Hello All,

The exim log /varlog/exim_mainlog shows the following error. Please help.

[email protected] [/var/spool/exim/input]# tail -f /var/log/exim_mainlog
2005-07-19 00:14:19 Connection from [65.545.33.2] refused: too many connections
2005-07-19 00:14:19 Connection from [193.344.184.68] refused: too many connections
2005-07-19 00:14:19 Connection from [193.133.184.68] refused: too many connections
2005-07-19 00:14:19 Connection from [216.22.232.198] refused: too many connections
2005-07-19 00:14:20 Connection from [216.23.94.75] refused: too many connections
2005-07-19 00:14:20 Connection from [12.232.230.133] refused: too many connections
2005-07-19 00:14:20 Connection from [208.232.96.194] refused: too many connections
2005-07-19 00:14:20 Connection from [206.237.102.249] refused: too many connections
2005-07-19 00:14:20 Connection from [163.238.1.1] refused: too many connections


David
 
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chirpy

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Jun 15, 2002
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Go on, have a guess
You're either being mail bombed, or you've added some ACL's into the exim configuration that use the delay function - which is a very bad idea for this very reason. A simply step would be to run:

cd /etc
mv exim.conf.local exim.conf.local.old
/scripts/buildeximconf
service exim restart