The problem is actually related to the permissions on the /etc dir. Now if you want to go with the database patch that Matt Simerson has... You need to use the -X option in your tcpserver line instead of the -x which uses the tcp.smtp file.
The patch is applied to tcpserver, but not to vpopmail which still recompiles tcp.stmp.cdb on each iteration... So I believe that is what is causing your problem. REF: http://matt.simerson.com/computing/mail/qmail/qmail.toaster.open-smtp_writeu p.txt for further information. If you want to have proper permission control on your tcp.smtp file... create a subdirectory under /etc (perhaps something ultra clever like ./vpopmail or other) and set the permissions so vpopmail can write to that directory. Tom Walsh Network Administrator http://www.ala.net/ ::Clearly it's trying to dump the database and re-write tcp.smtp ::based on the ::values in mysql, but I'd prefer to use the tcpserver hack that queries the ::same database and defines RELAYCLIENT instead of looking at a ::tcp.smtp.cdb. :: ::Does anyone know why this is happening? :: ::Can I disable it and just use mysql for relaying instead of constantly ::recompiling the CDB file? (I'm letting users SMTP from one ::machine and pop ::from another)