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Re: exim configuration problem. why is it doing this?



On Tue, Aug 06, 2002 at 05:17:19PM -0700, Paul E Condon wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 06, 2002 at 05:50:11PM -0400, Jerome Acks Jr wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 06, 2002 at 02:31:28PM -0700, Paul E Condon wrote:
> > > I run a small home LAN. Two Debian Woodies, and two Macintoshes. One
> > > of the Woodies acts as a community link to the Internet via ppp, and
> > > diald. Both Woodies are default installations, which have exim
> > > installed, and configured with option 2. 
> > > 
> > > My problem is that every 15 minutes, the modem becomes active, the ppp
> > > connection is established and held up for 30 to 60 s and then dropped.
> > > I have traced this to exim, by the simple expedient of deinstalling
> > > various packages until the dialing stopped. I don't want dialing every
> > > 15 minutes. Why is it happening? I have not queued any outing email.
> > > Anyway, exim is configured to dial out immediately when an email is
> > > sent from a MUA. So there can't be a queue of messages waiting to go
> > > out. And, no one on the outside knows what my internal IP addresses
> > > are, so no one can be sending me mail. So what is going on?
> > > 
> > 
> > I think the standard installation sets up cron job to run evey 15
> > minutes. Check /etc/cron.d
> > 
> Yes. It does. But why? Exim seems to send outgoing mail
> immediately. So how can there be a queue of mail? 

When you send a message from your mail program, it would call exim to
deliver the email. If there is no connection to your ISP at that time,
exim would place the email in the queue for later delivery.    

-- 
Jerome

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