[CentOS] Dovecot Sending Slow down

Thu Jul 27 05:52:05 UTC 2006
John Hinton <webmaster at ew3d.com>

John Hinton wrote:
> I moved a hundred or so additional hosting accounts to one of my 
> centos 4 servers. It was doing great before with like 50 accounts.
> Anyway, since doing this sending email has slowed a lot. I have not 
> done anything with the default settings in dovecot beyond the basics 
> of what services and such at the top.. Server loads are running under 
> 1. Disk IO is generally under 10%, ram no problem with no real swap 
> used. I'm running dovecot in conjunction with sendmail.
> Anybody have any ideas about what appears to be slow authentication... 
> basically the mail client takes 5 to 15 seconds to connect and send. 
> And this is from within the network. I suspect it is about the same 
> from the outside.
> Thanks,
> John Hinton
> _______________________________________________
Crap!!! I just love answering my own posts!

One of my nameservers had failed to restart and it just so happened to 
be the one that lives here... Restarted it and gee.. sendmail/dovecot 
was suddenly very happy!

John Hinton <red faced>