Thanks for your all your help, by the way :-)

I actually spent *days*, and lots of digging on the Net, trying to get it to 
work with daemontools. As I say I have a number of working systems to compare 
and contrast with, and I do generally stick closely to Mr. McKenna's howto. 
What I mean to say is that it ain't going to work at all if I go back. 

Its starting to look like the way forward is to rebuild the box with something 
other than RedHat and start again, although this feels even more like 
admitting defeat. I could always put W2000 on it and run Exchange :-) 

Oh well...... 


On Friday 04 July 2003 10:03, Kiril Todorov wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 04, 2003 at 09:51:06AM +0100, Howard Miller wrote:
> > Mmm....
> >
> > However this particular system is RedHat 8, and I was having big problems
> > with daemontools processes just dying (big list of <defunct> processes).
> > This was reported by others here and there but I never saw (or found) a
> > decent explanation - I rather came to the conclusion that daemontools was
> > broken in some way. Hence backing off to the old fashioned solution.
> trust me.. daemontools aren't broken :) if theres anything broken that
> might be RedHat's config, a bunch of <defuncts> might come from wrong run
> files for example, but without detailed look at them I can't say for sure.
> > It is worth noting that this is a *very* low-use mail server, its just
> > used for a small department/project and only has about 6 users, which is
> > why I wasn't too worried in the first place. 50 incoming connections
> > strikes me as extremely unlikely, unless of course something else nasty
> > has happened.
> Well, give it a try with daemontools, I'll be glad to help with anything
> you might need there. I bet it's xinetd causing the problems, still it's
> kinda weird if there are really just 6 users.

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