[Greylist-users] Strange Occurrences when MySQL Database Goes Away

Tony Bunce tonyb at go-concepts.com
Fri Feb 25 15:36:29 PST 2005

I have the same problem.  If mysql dies, or even if you just restart
mysql the graylisting milter will die also.

I haven't done much debugging but there is nothing in the log that would
point to where the error is.  It just dies without logging anything.

I am running the latest CVS version.

Thank you,
Tony Bunce, CCNA, Network+
Systems Administration
GO Concepts, Inc.

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Subject: [Greylist-users] Strange Occurrences when MySQL Database Goes

Hi all,

Further to my message of a couple of weeks ago, I have further 
investigated the problems we have been having when the MySQL database 
behind relaydelay goes away.  For what it's worth, we're running on 
Solaris 9 SPARC, Sendmail 8.13.3, relaydelay 0.05 prerelease and MySQL 

I have the following in relaydelay.conf:

$check_stale_db_handles = 1;
$pass_mail_when_db_unavail = 1;

When I deliberately kill the MySQL server, sendmail continues to connect

to the milter ok, but the milter responds with 'tempfail' for all 
mails.  This is not what I would expect with the above configuration - 
am I correct or confused?  Additionally, once I then restart the MySQL 
server, the milter reconnects to it and then the first mail that 
sendmail handles talk fine to the milter.  However, relaydelay then dies

completely and so sendmail accepts the messages anyway (by design). 

At the moment I am still in testing and so not normally tempfailing any 
messages at all - operating in 'learn' mode only to test scalability and

reliability.  Thus, the tempfailing that occurs as described above is 
definitely out-of-the-ordinary.

Has anybody else any similar experience or advice?

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