query with error message in mail log file - SpamAssassin

This is a discussion on query with error message in mail log file - SpamAssassin ; Hi I just wanted to ask a question about an error message I've seen in my log file (/var/log/mail.log). Here is the Error log: .. Jun 7 13:23:32 fastmail spamd[2763]: Error creating a DNS resolver socket: Network is unreachable at ...

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: query with error message in mail log file

  1. query with error message in mail log file

    Hi

    I just wanted to ask a question about an error message I've seen in my
    log file (/var/log/mail.log).

    Here is the Error log:

    ..
    Jun 7 13:23:32 fastmail spamd[2763]: Error creating a DNS resolver
    socket: Network is unreachable at
    /usr/share/perl5/Mail/SpamAssassin/DnsResolver.pm line 233.
    Jun 7 18:55:13 fastmail spamd[2798]: Error creating a DNS resolver
    socket: Network is unreachable at
    /usr/share/perl5/Mail/SpamAssassin/DnsResolver.pm line 233.
    Jun 8 00:05:03 fastmail spamd[2763]: Error creating a DNS resolver
    socket: Network is unreachable at
    /usr/share/perl5/Mail/SpamAssassin/DnsResolver.pm line 233

    The time stamps you see there are when i have booted up my laptop; i do
    not get any other SA error logs after this point throughout the session.

    I've only been using SA for a couple of days now. It was installed by
    default on my Debian lenny system and i followed the following 'how to'
    to get it up and running:

    http://people.debian.org/~andrelop/t...sin-debian.txt

    My mail is polled from a remote imap server by fetchmail; it's then
    passed to postfix; then to procmail; to SA for filtering and back to
    procmail. I believe my email provider do have their own spam filtering
    in place but i am still getting some, hence why i thought i'd use SA
    locally as well.

    The SA version is: spamassassin --version
    SpamAssassin version 3.2.4
    running on Perl version 5.10.0

    I have searched on google and looked at the SA website, but i can't find
    any coherent info that explains these error logs. Would someone be able
    to explain them to me and if they mean there's a problem I'd appreciate
    if you could help troubleshoot and remedy the problem.

    TIA

    Jamie

    --
    gpg: C1388F87
    Kernel 2.6.24-1-686


  2. Re: query with error message in mail log file


    On Sun, 2008-06-08 at 00:23 +0100, Jamie Griffin wrote:

    > Jun 7 13:23:32 fastmail spamd[2763]: Error creating a DNS resolver
    > socket: Network is unreachable at


    > The time stamps you see there are when i have booted up my laptop; i do
    > not get any other SA error logs after this point throughout the session.


    Are you on wireless? Perhaps the link is not completely up before spamc
    gets started.

    --
    John Hardin KA7OHZ http://www.impsec.org/~jhardin/
    jhardin@impsec.org FALaholic #11174 pgpk -a jhardin@impsec.org
    key: 0xB8732E79 -- 2D8C 34F4 6411 F507 136C AF76 D822 E6E6 B873 2E79
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Gun Control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped
    and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to
    a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet
    wound. -- L. Neil Smith
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    11 days until SWMBO's Birthday


  3. Re: query with error message in mail log file

    > > The time stamps you see there are when i have booted up my laptop; i do
    > > not get any other SA error logs after this point throughout the session.

    >
    > Are you on wireless? Perhaps the link is not completely up before spamc
    > gets started.


    Hi John

    Thanks for getting back to me.

    I am on wireless as it happens. I checked the boot processes and you're
    right, the wireless connection is one of the last processes so looks
    like that's the problem? I don't suppose there is much i can do about
    that, but is it likely to cause any problems with SA, or can i stop
    sorrying about it?

    Jamie
    --
    gpg: C1388F87
    Kernel 2.6.24-1-686


  4. Re: query with error message in mail log file


    On Sun, 2008-06-08 at 02:14 +0100, Jamie Griffin wrote:
    > > > The time stamps you see there are when i have booted up my laptop; i do
    > > > not get any other SA error logs after this point throughout the session.

    > >
    > > Are you on wireless? Perhaps the link is not completely up before spamc
    > > gets started.

    >
    > Hi John
    >
    > Thanks for getting back to me.
    >
    > I am on wireless as it happens. I checked the boot processes and you're
    > right, the wireless connection is one of the last processes so looks
    > like that's the problem? I don't suppose there is much i can do about
    > that, but is it likely to cause any problems with SA, or can i stop
    > sorrying about it?


    Well, it's not a fatal problem so whether or not you worry about it is
    up to you - you won't be receiving any new mail until the link comes up
    anyway, and then spamd _will_ be able to make RBL queries...

    Is spamd started before or after the wireless connection? If it's
    started before, then you could open a SA bug suggesting that it be
    started later.

    --
    John Hardin KA7OHZ http://www.impsec.org/~jhardin/
    jhardin@impsec.org FALaholic #11174 pgpk -a jhardin@impsec.org
    key: 0xB8732E79 -- 2D8C 34F4 6411 F507 136C AF76 D822 E6E6 B873 2E79
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Win95: Where do you want to go today?
    Vista: Where will Microsoft allow you to go today?
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    10 days until SWMBO's Birthday


+ Reply to Thread