I may have done something dumb with Suexec

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by unsichtbare, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. unsichtbare

    unsichtbare Member

    I was fighting a high server load and installed php5-xcache but still had high load. 95%+ all the time. In top, there were many processes assigned to the user www-data, so I unchecked the Suexec box in Management > Server >Settings and restarted the system (init 6)

    On restart, things weren't much better AND I couldn't access my mail accounts, so I re-enabled Suexec and restarted again. Now I can get mail in all but one of my accounts. I could delete the account and set that up again, but I would like to know what happened? Also in top I see only processes owned by root and occationally www-data for apache2.

    Oddly enough, none of these settings had significant impact on the load, but when I re-configured my Ubuntu virtual machine (VMWare ESX) for dual proc instead of single the load dropped from 95+% to <5%.

    Am I in trouble with my mail accounts?

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Any errors in your mail log?
  3. unsichtbare

    unsichtbare Member

    These errors were in mail.warn at the time Suexec was unchecked:

    And this is what is in mail.log when I try to log in with an account that was working:
    It seems to be only the one mail account!


    This is the output from top, does it seem normal?
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2008
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Can you post the output of
    ls -la /var/www/web/user/web4_gillian
  5. unsichtbare

    unsichtbare Member

    This account is now working:
    but this one is not:
    thanks for looking-

  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Please run
    chown web4_gillian /var/www/web/user/web4_gillian/Maildir
    chown web4_john /var/www/web/user/web4_john/Maildir

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