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Old 29th June 2009, 22:57
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Default authdaemond: fork: cannot allocate memory

Today I receive this error ir /var/log/mail (mail.info, mail.err)
Jun 29 22:32:41 websrv pop3d: Connection, ip=[::ffff:_IP_]
Jun 29 22:32:41 websrv authdaemond: fork: Cannot allocate memory
Jun 29 22:32:41 websrv pop3d: LOGIN FAILED, user=user_name, ip=[::ffff:]
Jun 29 22:32:41 websrv pop3d: authentication error: Input/output error
Jun 29 22:34:55 websrv postfix/anvil[2524]: statistics: max connection rate 1/60s for (smtp:_IP_) at Jun 29 22:31:33
So - nobody can login into their mail account! ;-(((

With disk size all is OK... What else could be the problem?!
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Old 29th June 2009, 23:14
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sorry, problem solved with:

websrv:# authdaemond restart

but - where was problem?
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Old 2nd July 2009, 10:56
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Looks to me the server ran out of memory at that point .. how much ram you have? is it a VPS?

authdaemond tried to start a child process which it couldn't because it couldn't allocate memory for it, so it stopped and gave the error in the logfile.

When it happens again run:

free -m
you should be able to see the amount of memory you have - used - free
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