Perhaps the problem isn't related to vpopmail. What daemon are you using?
qmail i assume ? did you apply any patches concerning qmail-pop3d ? I had
a conflict once with the logging patch for example. Causing disconnections
all the time.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Erickson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <vchkpw@inter7.com>
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 3:58 PM
Subject: RE: [vchkpw] Sporadic mail auth failures


> And so after having no problems all yesterday afternoon, what is the first
> thing that system does this morning when I login? Fail to auth, twice.
> Someone ahead of me failed then I failed.  Checked connections, 14/100.
10
> Authdaemon processes running... no mysql errors reported... sigh.  Any
other
> ideas? :)  It boggles me because this is server is hardly even used.
>
> I'm going to attach the printout of my status and vars from mysql, if
anyone
> sees anything wrong with whats in there please let me know.
>
> Thanks
> -David
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: David Erickson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2005 12:32 PM
> > To: vchkpw@inter7.com
> > Subject: RE: [vchkpw] Sporadic mail auth failures
> >
> > Yes, max connections are set to 100, and it reported the max ever used
was
> > 9.. (since I restarted it early this morning).. but ive had problems
since
> > then so that leads me to believe connections isn't the problem.
> >
> > -David
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Roman Volf [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > > Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2005 12:28 PM
> > > To: vchkpw@inter7.com
> > > Subject: Re: [vchkpw] Sporadic mail auth failures
> > >
> > > David Erickson wrote:
> > >
> > > >Ok I repaired the database files, (just said clients were using them
or
> > > they
> > > >weren't closed properly, so I shutdown mysql and ran it with -r
> > anyway).
> > > >Also increased the authdaemonrc processes from 5 to 10.  Time to let
it
> > > run
> > > >for awhile and see what happens.  Also the db is local so shouldn't
> > > >encounter network latency.
> > > >
> > > >-David
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >>-----Original Message-----
> > > >>From: Wouter van der Schagt [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > > >>Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2005 12:24 PM
> > > >>To: vchkpw@inter7.com
> > > >>Subject: Re: [vchkpw] Sporadic mail auth failures
> > > >>
> > > >>Another time i had this problem was when the database to be
> > > authenticated
> > > >>against wasn't the localhost. If the network was clogged up (long
ping
> > > >>replies can check this), i would have such failures.
> > > >>
> > > >>----- Original Message -----
> > > >>From: "Jason S" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > >>To: <vchkpw@inter7.com>
> > > >>Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2005 7:51 PM
> > > >>Subject: Re: [vchkpw] Sporadic mail auth failures
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>On 8/21/05, Wouter van der Schagt <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>>I had this problem when my database was corrupt. You can check this
> > > >>>with
> > > >>>
> > > >>>cd /var/lib/mysql/vpopmail
> > > >>>myisamchk *.MYI
> > > >>>
> > > >>>if any is corrupt, just add -r
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>>----- Original Message -----
> > > >>>From: "David Erickson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > >>>To: <vchkpw@inter7.com>
> > > >>>Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2005 6:34 PM
> > > >>>Subject: [vchkpw] Sporadic mail auth failures
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>>>Hi we've been battling a very strange problem with our server for
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>
> > > >>awhile
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>>>now.  Periodically when a user tries to send mail (using smtp
auth),
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>
> > > >>or
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>>>check his/her pop3 box, we get auth failures.  What happens is
youll
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>
> > > >>have
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>>to
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>>>auth 3-4 times before it'll actually go through (even though you
are
> > > >>>>entering the same credentials every time).  It is very
frustrating.
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>
> > > >>Upon
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>>>examining the logs here is what we are getting:
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>Aug 21 10:08:04 mail authdaemond: vmysql: sql error[3]: Lost
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>
> > > >>connection
> > > >>to
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>>>MySQL server during query
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>Now I know the username/pw work to connect to the database because
> > it
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>
> > > >>does
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>>>eventually auth.  The mysql server is on the same machine as well.
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>Anybody
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>>>have any ideas what this could be indicative of?
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>Mysql server 4.1.8
> > > >>>>Vpopmail 5.4.10
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>Thanks,
> > > >>>>David
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>>
> > > >>I don't use authdaemon, but I saw something on google in the
> > > >>authdaemonrc file about not having enough authdaemon child processes
> > > >>causing intermittent auth failures...something to check
> > > >>--
> > > >>
> > > >>Jason
> > > >>[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > > >>
> > > >>--
> > > >>No virus found in this incoming message.
> > > >>Checked by AVG Anti-Virus.
> > > >>Version: 7.0.338 / Virus Database: 267.10.13/78 - Release Date:
> > > 8/19/2005
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > Did you check the max_connections?
> > >
> > > --
> > > Roman Volf
> > > Keystreams Internet Solutions
> > > [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > >
> > > --
> > > No virus found in this incoming message.
> > > Checked by AVG Anti-Virus.
> > > Version: 7.0.338 / Virus Database: 267.10.13/78 - Release Date:
> > 8/19/2005
> > >
> >
> > --
> > No virus found in this incoming message.
> > Checked by AVG Anti-Virus.
> > Version: 7.0.338 / Virus Database: 267.10.13/78 - Release Date:
8/19/2005
> >
>

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