mail malady - dns/postfix
freebsd at meijome.net
Wed Aug 31 15:23:29 GMT 2005
Jerod Prothe wrote:
> The problem is, now local citizens are trying to send mail to us,
pls define 'local citizens'. My view of "local" is surely different to
> they are getting bounce messages reporting that it couldn't talk to
> otto, the old NT box.
# telnet otto.usd217.org 25
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused
From Sydney, AU, the DNS records seem to have propagated:
Default Server: xxxxx
> set type=ns
usd217.org nameserver = otto.usd217.org
usd217.org nameserver = galley.usd217.org
otto.usd217.org internet address = 184.108.40.206
galley.usd217.org internet address = 220.127.116.11
usd217.org mail exchanger = 50 galley.usd217.org.
but from TX,USA:
> set type=ns
usd217.org nameserver = rolla.usd217.org.
usd217.org nameserver = ns1.pld.com.
usd217.org nameserver = ns2.pld.com.
usd217.org nameserver = pta6000.pld.com.
usd217.org MX preference = 10, mail exchanger = otto.usd217.org
otto.usd217.org internet address = 18.104.22.168
so it seems that, to begin with, you have some inconsistency in what we
can see of your network, the answers i'm seeing from this USA-based NS
being the old ones.
Notice that from USA, I'm getting MX pointing to otto., which it seems
not to be taking connections on tcp/25. galley OTOH smtp listening on
> There may be more at stake here: If this doesn't work well, then any
> credibility that I have with my employer concerning using open-source
> may be exhausted.
this doesnt seem at all a problem of 'MS is better than OS' or otherwise
(wont enter in that argument anyway) - just DNS not propagated yet, and
not much you can do about that but to wait it out, other than giving
otto's IP to galley for the time being so all smtp traffic goes to the
box that is working.
Next time, you may want to reduce your refresh settings in your zone
before you perform a drastic change.
> Any other conf's I should show?
I'm not too sure the exact configuration you have / intend to have. do
you want galley to forward emails to otto?
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