Even if this were the case, after the connections drop, wouldn't it be expected that you'd be able to connect then? When the problem happens, it's permanent.
On 3/8/06, Michael Krieger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Check your connection limits to the MySQL server. Seems to occasionally happen when a flood of smtp connections or pop connections opens up a lot of MySQL backends. Essentially it means that it tried to run its database queries and the server isn't there and has broken or didn't accept the connection.
james cooke < [EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:Hello,
After a few hours of running - I haven't narrowed it down to a certain time, it seems to vary - IMAP connections fail with:
dovecot: Mar 08 16:29:59 Error: auth(default): vmysql: sql error: MySQL server has gone away
Setup is FreeBSD 5.4, qmail 1.03, vpopmail 5.4.13, dovecot 1.0, mysql 5.0.18.
I thought the issue was with the imap server, but it occurred with courier-imap also.
Auth with pop3 continues to work, and if I reset dovecot then imap begins to work again temporarily, as it did with courier-imap.
I'm assuming this might be some sort of MySQL version or connection timeout issue, but I'm at a loss on where to go from here, I'm fairly new to this area in general, any feedback would be very welcome.