Email issues, relay failure
paul at ifdnrg.com
Sat Feb 25 14:11:56 UTC 2012
On 25/02/2012 13:41, Bender, Chris wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> What is happening is mail is coming from machine A--àsent to a middle
> machine*X* which I think is acting as a delivery machine(as I see
> postfix as a processes) which iisn't the recipient of the mail just
> Deliverer. It is also a jails machine. Anyway the logs on system A say
> the following when sending a mail to me through X.
> Feb 25 13:04:17 ccl_imagpsm sendmail: q1OFs7e0007106:
> to=<chris.bender at cell.com>, ctladdr=<build at ccl_imagpsm.wms.cell.com>
> (500/500), delay=21:10:07, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=4080533,
> relay=tools2.wms.cell.com., dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Connection timed
> out with tools2.wms.cell.com.
> I did a tcp dump on system X and I did see packets coming in and out
> from X on port 25 but nothing came in on the maillog.
Ok, i don't know Postfix so someone else might have to pick up here.
It sounds like there might be a local mailer (submission queue) running
on X, but not SMTP. The message from A was that it couldn't connect to
X. (Deferred: Connection timed out with tools2.wms.cell.com)
what do you get if you try telnetting from A to X
telnet tools2.wms.cell.com 25
(if you get a connection, good, try following these instructions to send
a mail manually via telnet) http://www.yuki-onna.co.uk/email/smtp.html
If not, have you tried restarting postfix on X?
> *From:*Paul Macdonald [mailto:paul at ifdnrg.com]
> *Sent:* Saturday, February 25, 2012 5:42 AM
> *To:* Bender, Chris
> *Cc:* freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> *Subject:* Re: Email issues, relay failure
> On 24/02/2012 21:52, Bender, Chris wrote:
> Hi, I am responsible for a system I know little about.
> Sendmail all of a sudden stopped working...the sendmial is supposed to
> send to another machine.
> Check /var/log/maillog on both boxes,
> you should see a log message on the origin machine and the onward
> machine of the form
> (I've replaced actual names with CAPS)
> Feb 25 10:37:32 SERVER1 sm-mta: q1OIevSE033413-*MSGID*:
> to=<info at DOMAIN.com> <mailto:info at DOMAIN.com>, delay=15:56:34,
> xdelay=00:01:15, mailer=esmtp, pri=2919788, relay=SOME.RELAY.
> [X.X.86.167], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Operation timed out with [SERVER]
> What does the Stat say on the first box, if its anything other than
> Sent Ok, then it'll say why. ( deferred, refused etc).
> Check the logs on the 2nd server for the same message.
> Post extracts from both boxes if you need further help
> good luck
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