[Dovecot] Slow connections with POP3 service
V S Rao
viriyala at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 28 10:12:56 EEST 2009
I am facing a very strange issue with the pop3 server for the past one week.
I run my mail service using sendmail & use UW-IMAP for POP3 & IMAP service. We have around 5000 users.
Suddenly for the past one week I am facing very slow connections for POP3 alone on that server. Other services such as SMTP, IMAP, telnet, ssh etc work fine.
Assuming that UW-IMAP may have an issue, I download the latest dovecot, compiled it and installed it. This also gives the same issue.
I do not any firewall issues nor iptables is enabled. I have checked on the network to ensure that I do not have any kind of virus or DoS attacks using an IDS. I am unable to see any 'Strange' messages in /var/log/messages or maillog. What is strange is that it works one day without any issues and the next day the problem persists.
Even a telnet to localhost on port 110 is very very slow.
Can someone help with any ideas on how to troubleshoot? This is our production box.
V S Rao
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