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Too much Exim Processes.

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by 9xlinux, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. 9xlinux

    9xlinux Well-Known Member

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    There are too much exim process in my CentOS 5.4 + cPanel server.

    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20283
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20301
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20309
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20318
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20323
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20324
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20325
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20333
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20339
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20340
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20343
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20352
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20362
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20389
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20390
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20391
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20392
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20394
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20396
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20397
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20409
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20412
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20414
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20418
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20420
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20423
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20424
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20427
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20438
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20441
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20444
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20446
    exim (/usr/sbin/exim -bd -q180m) running as mailnull with PID 20447

    Email setting under Tweak Settings:
    Number of minutes between mail server queue runs : 180
    The maximum each domain can send out per hour : 30
    csf firewall installed

    The above settings were working fine from more then year buy now suddenly this issue.
    Can anyone guide me in this regards?
     
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  2. MikeDVB

    MikeDVB Well-Known Member
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    Generally that would mean that somebody is sending out a ton of email (i.e. usually spamming).

    I'd look at the /var/log/exim_mainlog for clues.
     
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  3. MaestriaNick

    MaestriaNick Well-Known Member

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    Looks like spamming. You may need to check exim mail queue to get summary of messages being sent.

    The following will list message summary in the queue

    # exim -bp | exiqsumm

    Also you can check maillogs at /var/log/exim_mainlog
     
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  4. 9xlinux

    9xlinux Well-Known Member

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    # exim -bp | exiqsumm

    Count Volume Oldest Newest Domain
    ----- ------ ------ ------ ------

    1 1638 11m 11m xxxx.com
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    1 1638 11m 11m TOTAL

    No email is Mail Queue Manager and no spamming activity detacted but still too much exim process.
     
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  5. 9xlinux

    9xlinux Well-Known Member

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    I have checked no user is doing spamming.
    Can anyone help??
     
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