koitsu at FreeBSD.org
Mon Jan 28 17:56:39 PST 2008
On Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 05:28:24PM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> Much closer to getting local mail [[ from tao.thought.org]] working. so far,
> no mail, not even to test at freebsd.org gets thru. If tis does, can anyone
> explain the appended lines from /var/log/maillog....??? WHY is the "Helo
> command rejected: Host not found"? sendmail *is* rewriting my
> <from=> linee to just "kline at THOUGHT.ORG" (sic) . All caps intentionally.
> So far, I'm reaching friends, family, and elsewhere.
> Jan 28 17:15:11 tao sm-mta: m0SMD6LO031117:
> to=<freebsd-questions at FreeBSD.ORG>, ctladdr=<kline at tao.thought.org>
> (1002/1002), delay=03:02:05, xdelay=00:00:01, mailer=esmtp, pri=661432,
> relay=mx1.freebsd.org. [184.108.40.206], dsn=4.7.1, stat=Deferred: 450 4.7.1
> <tao.thought.org>: Helo command rejected: Host not found
This means that during the initial SMTP conversation, the following
* machine claiming to be tao.thought.org connects to mx1.freebsd.org
* tao.thought.org states HELO tao.thought.org
* mx1.freebsd.org looks up the DNS A record of tao.thought.org
* There is no such A record, so the SMTP server says sod off.
You either need to make tao.thought.org actually have an A record (if
you're authoritative for that domain and have such abilities), or, you
need to pick a HELO hostname that actually resolves to something the
rest of the Internet can do lookups on.
Also, don't try to be sneaky and use something that resolves to a
reserved address (127/8, 192.168.0/16, etc.), because mailers will also
reject that assuming they use RHSBLs like bogusmx.rfc-ignorance.org or
Hope this helps, and welcome to present-day SMTP on the Internet, where
it's like pulling teeth (thanks, spammers!)
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