From: Michael Bacon (no email)
Date: Mon Jun 17 2002 - 16:32:28 EDT
--On Monday, June 17, 2002 07:10:21 PM -0500 Amos Gouaux
>>>>>> On Mon, 17 Jun 2002 17:27:29 -0400,
>>>>>> Kiarna I Boyd <> (kib) writes:
> kib> Jun 15 13:05:49 thoth sendmail: [ID 801593 mail.crit]
> kib> g5FH5mnl009941: SYSE
> kib> RR(root): Could not connect to socket /var/imap/socket/lmtp:
> Connection kib> refused
> kib> This error repeats until it is the only thing in the log.
> That seems odd. Then again it has been a while since I've messed
> with Sendmail. Sorry.
You obviously never got bit by the rabid database lockup monkeys. The
problem here isn't sendmail, it's that lmtpd stopped responding, for
reasons unknown. Before we moved off of the Berkeley DB format under
2.0.16, and even more back on 2.0.11 and 2.0.14, this was a regular
Rebooting probably isn't necessary. Stopping and restarting the master
daemon will do the trick most of the time, as disruptive as it is. You can
also try increasing the prefork number on lmtp in cyrus.conf, and HUP the
master. If that works, you're looking at some variation of the process
accounting problem, which I don't think has been fully solved yet.