Spamassassin problem

stoney

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Spamassassin packed up on my server for no apparent reason, and in DA it showed the standard "Spamassassin is not installed click here..."

I tried the install again but on the command:

/usr/bin/spamd -d -c -m 5

[6269] error: spamd: could not create INET socket on 127.0.0.1:783: Address already in use

Checked with my server people and they say port 783 is clear and just suggested a reboot which didn't work.

I tried putting spamd on another port but that was no good because on restarting exim it was looking for port 783 again.

What a pain, can someone help???
 

stoney

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Hi Jeff

root 17173 0.0 1.2 31228 25908 ? Ss 02:38 0:01 /usr/bin/spamd -d -c -m 5
root 17175 0.3 1.5 36560 31396 ? S 02:38 0:55 spamd child
root 22584 0.0 1.3 33080 27800 ? S 06:15 0:01 spamd child
root 2550 0.0 0.0 4204 676 pts/0 S+ 07:45 0:00 grep spam


MY server people have come back with this:
I killed its process and port scanned your server and port 783 was not being used. Started spamd up and then the port scan showed 783 as being used by spamd. 783 is definitely not being used by anything other then spamd on the server. If you are still being flooded by spam, it is not that spamd is not running but more along the lines that there could be something wrong with it or a config issue.
You may just want to go through your spamd prefs, try utilizing the white/list.

Still confused...
 

nobaloney

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I hate SpamAssassin.

now that I've said that, let's move forward:

I still hate SpamAssassin.

And now you can see why I don't run it.

I don't know how spamd manages the port; perhaps you can get a response on the spamassassin users list.

Jeff
 

ashurge

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you must kill old spamassassin process (root 17173 0.0 1.2 31228 25908 ? Ss 02:38 0:01 /usr/bin/spamd -d -c -m 5):
kill -9 17173
then start new:
/usr/bin/spamd -d -c -m 5
 
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