Quote Originally Posted by agarud View Post
hi Jens,

then who's starting them? Who's the parent? Did the postfix master process (/usr/lib/postfix/master) actually stop, assuming that you "stopped" it via "rcpostfix stop"?



Is that only a single file system? What's in your message queue that postdrop tries to deliver? Do you have any intermediate actions, like virus scanning, that may be suffering from "mail bomb" attacks?

agarud
Not sure of the parent.we stopped postfix via /etc/init.d/postfix stop. but when we start the process it comes up for a while and aafter sometime its status is shown as unused, not sure why? could this be the cause and also tried to stop postdrp fom its directory but getting the following erro message even when checking the status of the service;
"postdrop: warning: mail_queue_enter: create file maildrop/810678.24261: No space left on device".


This is not a single file system as below:


Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda5 5.0G 2.6G 2.2G 54% /
udev 937M 108K 937M 1% /dev
/dev/sda1 69M 28M 38M 43% /boot
/dev/sda6 5.0G 3.2G 1.6G 68% /var

and /var is continously increasing in size.

as per your last qusetion there is no virus scanning and there were no updated done on thiss server.

what could be our next course of action. would restarting the server help or should i just refrain from it.

Thanks
agarud