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Re: Everything about Sendmail is Slow

On Sat, Mar 02, 2002 at 12:37:08PM -0800, Dave Scott wrote:
> Hi, I got a server with 30 users on it, Mailman with 7 listservs going.
> Debain 2.2, Kernel 2.2.17, Sendmail 8.9.3-21
> For some reason, just the past few days, users have complained of
> slowness of up to a few minutes to send out mail.
> If I log in and try to check the mailq, it responds with what is in the
> mailq but only after a minute or two. 
> The mailq always responded before within a second or two.
> All mail seems to be processed, but only after a delay.
> So, it seems Sendmail is busy doing something and cannot respond fast,
> yet no one is sending mail at the time(that I know of) and the rest of
> the box seems snappy.

My first guess would be to look at DNS resolution.  It has the symptoms
of slow host lookups.

Eric G. Miller <egm2@jps.net>

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