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Thousands of exim processes freeze the server

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tonyxp, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. tonyxp

    tonyxp Member

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    My server suddently shows thousands of exim processes and it cause server hangs. How to stop this to happen? here is a part of ps -aux shows

     
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    And here is the top shows:

     
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    Looks like you have a spammer :)

    There's a little snipplet of perl code located at http://www.cpanelfaq.org/003/100.html that might help you


    It's basically used in times like this to replace your real sendmail binary and allow you to find your spammer by logging all requests to /var/log/formmail.log

    There's a little more feature filled program at http://webhosting-tools.com/view.cgi/MailMon that allows you to limit each user to X amount of mail in X minutes. However, as of right now, it appears the site is down.
     
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