Patrick:
You are always full of GREAT info.
CJG
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-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick Townsend <townsend@patownsend.com>
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Sunday, November 14, 1999 11:22 AM
Subject: Re: MSF Chokes under load


>
>To clean up mangled mail in the IBM SMTP environment you create a data
>area like this:
>
>   crtdtaara dtaara(qusrsys/qtmsclean) type(*char) len(1) value('c')
>aut(*all)
>
>You need to stop and restart the SMTP server using the ENDTCPSVR and
>STRTCPSVR command. To clean up mangled mail in the MSF area you need to
>stop MSF (ENDMSG command) then use the *CLEAR option on when starting
>it:
>
>   strmsf option(*clear)
>
>Depending on the API you are using to send mail you may also need to
>restart the SNADS distribution queue:
>
>   snddstq dstq(qsmtpq) pty(*normal)
>   snddstq dstq(qsntpq) pty(*high)
>
>Patrick
>
>PaulMmn wrote:
>>
>> >I've found that the AS/400 SNADS + QMSF email environment is highly
>> >unreliable for sending email. It is subject to just the kind of failure
>> >you experienced and several things can cause the problem. It might be a
>> >bad recipient address, mail server unavailable, bad host name, etc.).
>> >The only way to restart it is with the *CLEAR option that you are
>> >already using.
>>
>> Not so fast, sales droid!   (:
>>
>> There is a data area you can create which will purge a -single- nasty
>> message from  QMSF's domain.
>>
>> There are similar data areas for QDIA and SMTP.
>>
>> When we've had problems, it's possible to delete single messages until
the
>> one clogging the system is gone.  Once everything stays up and running,
we
>> shut everything down and do a 'clear all' restart, just to help the
>> programs stay running.
>>
>> I don't want to list the data areas here, because I'll probably forget
some
>> important detail and end up wiping out your system directory.    (8   IBM
>> Service is your best point of contact.
>>
>> --Paul E Musselman
>> PaulMmn@Ix.netcom.com
>>
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