I have replaced the sendmail on our RS/6000 with a sendmail5.65c+IDA-1.4.4,
and basically I'm very happy with it. But sometimes a mail is beeing
duplicated on delivery via this new sendmail. I first noticed it on the
second day after the installation, when I sent some testmails via
a new "Charon" mailgateway -- I don't really know what caused it,
(hoping it wouldn't happen again ...).
Two days ago I had a duplicate mail in my mailbox coming in through
a mailing list. I checked the "Received:"-Lines at the top of the mail:
It was duplicated on my system!
Here are the syslog-Entries of the two times where I noticed a
---- 1. ----
Jan 21 15:08:10 roxi sendmail: AA20035: from=mrex, size=556, class=0, rec
eived from local
eim.de, delay=00:00:12, stat=Sent, mailer=TCP
eim.de, delay=00:00:34, stat=Sent, mailer=TCP
---- 2. ----
DE>, size=2244, class=0, received from aix01.rz.fht-mannheim.de (188.8.131.52)
, delay=00:00:06, stat=Sent, mailer=local
, delay=00:00:13, stat=Sent, mailer=local
On both events, the Mail received a queue-ID from the receiving process,
and was later on picked up and delivered by two different processes.
It might be, that one of the delivering processes was the queue-daemon
(-bd -q30m), but I don't know.
This might be a problem with file-locking, and it might be present in
the AIX-adaption only, I have no idea. However, I would appreciate if
I get a fix or a workaround for this behaviour.
Is this a known problem (on AIX 3.2) ?
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