[TriLUG] Any sendmail gurus out there?
dave at logicalgeek.com
Thu Dec 4 13:50:30 EST 2008
A total kludge would be to just put the IP in your smarthosts directive
until you can figure out what is wrong.
Brian Daniels wrote:
> Sendmail on Fedora 10 is doing something weird...
> I use mutt for my local mail, and sendmail with a smarthost setting to send
> messages on their way. This worked fine in Fedora 8.
> I recently upgraded (?) to Fedora 10, and copied over my sendmail.mc file to
> recreate my config. It has the line:
> which has the  so that sendmail will send directly to that address and not
> attempt a MX lookup.
> This works fine for a while, with messages sending as expected:
> Dec 4 13:27:19 localhost sendmail: STARTTLS=client,
> relay=sasl.smtp.pobox.com., version=TLSv1/SSLv3, verify=OK,
> cipher=DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA, bits=256/256
> Dec 4 13:27:20 localhost sendmail: mB4IRIWT013529:
> to=<test at test.com>, delay=00:00:02, xdelay=00:00:02, mailer=relay,
> pri=120723, relay=sasl.smtp.pobox.com. [22.214.171.124], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent
> (Ok: queued as 6F4421818B)
> But later messages will start getting stuck in the queue:
> Dec 4 09:15:26 localhost sendmail: mB4EFPhY013091: to=<test at test.com>,
> delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=121215,
> relay=[sasl.smtp.pobox.com], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Name server:
> [sasl.smtp.pobox.com]: host name lookup failure
> Sendmail appears to be trying to resolve [sasl.smtp.pobox.com], brackets and
> all. Which never works, and the messages stay stuck there until I restart
> sendmail. At which point it suddenly remembers how it's supposed to work and
> sends the messages out.
> I'm about ready to make an hourly cron job to restart sendmail, but I hate
> treating symptoms...
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