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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 --syslog --invisible
X-Cron-Env: <SHELL=/bin/sh>
X-Cron-Env: <MAILTO=frank>
X-Cron-Env: <HOME=/root>
X-Cron-Env: <PATH=/usr/bin:/bin>
X-Cron-Env: <LOGNAME=root>
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?


Robert-Jan Kuijvenhoven

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