On 8/17/07 10:58 AM, "Robert Moskowitz" wrote:

> I left off below that I am using
> spam-milter 0.3.1-1
>
> ================================================== =================
>
> I am new to this. I have been running my mail server in various flavors
> for 10+ years. Always trying to do better....
>
> PLATFORM:
>
> Centos 5.0
> 1Ghz processor 512Mb memory
>
> Mail server: Scalix 11.1
> MTA: Sendmail ver. 8.13.8
> Spamassassin: 3.1.9
> Webmin: 1.360
>
> I followed the Scalix WiKi spamassassin install instructions:
> http://www.scalix.com/wiki/index.php...s/SpamAssassin
>
> I am using Thunderbird 1.5.0.12, sending mail has a significant delay.
> The meter just sits there near the beginning for quite some time.
> Often, the sending times out.
>
> I read through much of the spamassassin WiKi. Nothing on performance
> seems to apply. When I go into the /var/log/maillog, I catch soom real
> problems.
>
> I enabled DNS checking (dns_available yes) and restarted spamassassin
> via webmin and caught the following in the maillog:
>
> Aug 17 12:13:28 z9m9z spamd[1381]: spamd: connection from
> localhost.localdomain [127.0.0.1] at port 48800
> Aug 17 12:13:28 z9m9z spamd[1381]: spamd: setuid to root succeeded
> Aug 17 12:13:28 z9m9z spamd[1381]: spamd: still running as root: user
> not specified with -u, not found, or set to root, falling back to nobody
> at /usr/bin/spamd line 1161, line 4.


Robert,

What's your startup line to start spamd look like? If you're starting it
like:

Spamd -u spamduser

Is that user in your /etc/passwd file?

James

>
> And looking at running processes via webmin I see:
>
> 1373 root 12:13 /usr/bin/spamd -d -c -m5 -H -r
> /var/run/spamd.pid
> 1381 nobody 12:13 spamd child
> 1382 root 12:13 spamd child
>
> What do I change so that it does not fall back to 'nobody'?
>
> Now this MIGHT explain something else I am seeing in maillog:
>
> Aug 17 12:48:16 z9m9z spamd[1381]: mkdir /root/.spamassassin: Permission
> denied at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/Mail/SpamAssassin.pm line 1536
> Aug 17 12:48:16 z9m9z spamd[1381]: locker: safe_lock: cannot create tmp
> lockfile
> /root/.spamassassin/auto-whitelist.lock.z9m9z.htt-consult.com.1381 for
> /root/.spamassassin/auto-whitelist.lock: Permission denied
> Aug 17 12:48:16 z9m9z spamd[1381]: auto-whitelist: open of
> auto-whitelist file failed: locker: safe_lock: cannot create tmp
> lockfile
> /root/.spamassassin/auto-whitelist.lock.z9m9z.htt-consult.com.1381 for
> /root/.spamassassin/auto-whitelist.lock: Permission denied
>
> Please lend me a hand in cleaning what looks to be a very basic set of
> install problems.
>
>