Postfix stops working suddenly

November 5, 2007 Link to post  Permalink

Today I had a strange problem. Mail suddenly stopped being processed by my Postfix configuration that’s been running for months. The logs looked fine up until 4:06pm, and then nothing!

Restarting Postfix didn’t make it work either. Google failed to come to my rescue too.

I eventually started thinking about the logging aspect. My Syslog stopped at the same time. Was I out of disk space? Nope. What else?

Eventually, I restarted the syslog daemon (sysklogd on Ubuntu) and it started working again.

I guess syslog needs to be working correctly for Postfix to do anything.