Fetchmail doesn't get killed after being run by cron
I am running fetchmail as a cron job every half hour. It worked fine until
a few days ago. Suddenly, I started to receive the following messages:
Subject: Cron <root@linbox> /usr/bin/fetchmail -f /etc/fetchmailrc
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2000 22:00:01 +0100
fetchmail: another foreground fetchmail is running at 853.
I have to kill fetchmail by hand to get fetchmail to receive messages again.
Fetchmail checks five mailboxes from three different isp's. I have checked
/var/log/syslog and I noticed that fetchmail stalls after checking the
first mailbox (or after starting to check the second one). There is no
error message in /var/log/syslog. There was no mail in the first mailbox
and there (probably) was no mail in the second mailbox as well.
What could be the problem here?