[vcf-midatlantic] clearing the queue in VMS 5.2 (or thereabouts)

VAXman at tmesis.org VAXman at tmesis.org
Mon Apr 11 11:28:16 EDT 2016

william degnan via vcf-midatlantic writes: 

>I have a process that is filling the queue on my MicroVAX using VMS 5.2.
>When I run 
>$ show queue 
>The system returns a huge list of queued up items.  I am having trouble
>identifying where to turn off whatever it is that is unable to clear the
>queue.  I am running out of diskspace.   I posted the queue here in a
>log file: 
>This line  looks suspect: 
>LPD queue on 
>My network  internally is 10.1.10./ like most Comcast Business
>customers. I don't have any LPD anyway, no need to print or connect to
>I don't want to simply delete the queue in the event I harm something.
>Maybe someone can advise with this at VCF East, I will be exhibiting
>this machine there. 

I see SMTP items.  Take a look at the actual server queue with:


The entry in the queue might shed some light.  It's very likely you have
MULTINET SMTP configured incorrectly for your environment.

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