Jasvinder S. Bahra
bbdl21548 at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Jul 13 20:16:10 UTC 2007
Until recently, I was getting my "periodic" reports forwarded to my external
I arranged this by adding the following line to the top of the /etc/aliases
file and then running "newaliases"...
However, I am no longer getting e-mail in my external mail account. I was
playing around with the host settings at one point and I think that is the
reason why i'm having the problem. I haven't had any success resolving the
issue myself, and while I did google it, I couldn't find many options.
I examined /var/log/maillog, and saw something unexpected...
Jul 12 23:45:13 HOSTNAME sm-mta: l6824ssQ008021:
to=<root at HOSTNAME.DOMAIN.ORG>, delay=4+20:40:18, xdelay=00:00:00,
mailer=esmtp, pri=21733613, relay=sirius.DOMAIN...DOMAIN.ORG., dsn=4.0.0,
stat=Deferred: Connection refused by HOSTNAME.DOMAIN.ORG.DOMAIN.ORG.
(Note, i've replaced references to my actual hostname and domain with
HOSTNAME and DOMAIN.ORG respectively).
For some reason, it is saying "Connection refused by
HOSTNAME.DOMAIN.ORG.DOMAIN.ORG". I'm not sure wht e-mail cant be sent, but
regardless, I would expect it to say "Connection refused by
Now, i've set the appropriate settings in /etc/hosts...
127.0.0.1 localhost.DOMAIN.ORG localhost
<<EXTERNAL-IP-ADDRESS>> HOSTNAME.DOMAIN.ORG HOSTNAME
My /etc/host.conf file is set as follows...
My DNS server entries are defined /etc/resolv.conf
I have the following settings of interest in /etc/rc.conf. Note that I do
not receive any e-mail on this machine - sendmail is only used to, well,
I'm using FreeBSD v5.5 on this box...
FreeBSD HOSTNAME.DOMAIN.ORG 5.5-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.5-RELEASE #0: Tue May
23 14:58:27 UTC 2006
root at perseus.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
Anyone have any ideas, or suggestions?
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