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Old 12-31-2009, 08:16 AM   #1
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Exim mailserver is stopped but keeps on sending


Code:
bash-3.2# tail -f /var/log/exim/main.log
2009-12-31 14:24:38 End queue run: pid=19996
2009-12-31 14:52:21 1NQLRM-0005HA-3p Frozen (delivery error message)
2009-12-31 14:55:31 1NQLUx-0005IT-Ft <= root@vps.hosting.net U=root P=local S=299855 id=Asterisk-4-1630712155-908001-1436@vps.hosting.net
2009-12-31 14:56:01 1NQLUx-0005IT-Ft => info@tld.be R=dnslookup T=remote_smtp H=mail.tld.be [XX.XX.XX.XX] X=TLSv1:DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA:256
2009-12-31 14:56:01 1NQLUx-0005IT-Ft Completed

bash-3.2# /sbin/service exim status
exim is stopped

bash-3.2# tail -f /var/log/exim/main.log
2009-12-31 15:02:14 1NQLbS-0005Ju-RI <= root@vps.hosting.net U=root P=local S=1203
2009-12-31 15:02:14 1NQLbS-0005Jx-SE <= root@vps.hosting.net U=root P=local S=667
2009-12-31 15:02:14 1NQLbS-0005K0-Tn <= root@vps.hosting.net U=root P=local S=772
2009-12-31 15:02:14 1NQLbS-0005K3-Ue <= root@vps.hosting.net U=root P=local S=699
2009-12-31 15:02:15 1NQLbT-0005K6-0p <= root@vps.hosting.net U=root P=local S=699
2009-12-31 15:02:15 1NQLbT-0005K9-2K <= root@vps.hosting.net U=root P=local S=829
2009-12-31 15:02:44 1NQLbS-0005Jm-Mm => vcserver@tld.be <root@vps.hosting.net> R=dnslookup T=remote_smtp H=mail.tld.be [XX.XX.XX.XX] X=TLSv1:DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA:256
2009-12-31 15:02:44 1NQLbS-0005Jm-Mm Completed
2009-12-31 15:02:44 1NQLbS-0005Jo-Og => vcserver@tld.be <root@vps.hosting.net> R=dnslookup T=remote_smtp H=mail.tld.be [XX.XX.XX.XX] X=TLSv1:DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA:256
2009-12-31 15:02:44 1NQLbS-0005Jo-Og Completed
The above log shows that the mailserver exim is still sending out mail through a relay server, while the mailserver is stopped.
Code:
bash-3.2# ls /var/run/ | grep exim
bash-3.2#
Also I have not defined this relay server in /etc/exim/exim.conf.
Code:
bash-3.2# grep -R "mail.tld.be" /etc/exim/exim.conf 
bash-3.2#
The only thing I did was add an entry for root in /etc/aliases "root: vcserver@tld.be".

With the command "system-switch-mail" I only see 'exim' mentioned. So this is my main mailserver. Sendmail has been removed.

Don't know what I did in the past but the Asterisk-server that is running on this server is also able to send out mail somehow, without me explicitly defining the "mailcmd".
So also Asterisk takes by default the mailserver that is running on the system.

I would like to document what I have done, only I can't find any traces of my mail-configuration.

Last edited by jonaskellens; 12-31-2009 at 09:14 AM.
 
Old 12-31-2009, 09:42 AM   #2
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I'm not exim expert but is it possible that it's just finishing up the sending of mail that is already in the queue?

This should flush the queue (assuming the above is the case):

exim -qff
 
Old 01-01-2010, 05:24 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by briealeida View Post
I'm not exim expert but is it possible that it's just finishing up the sending of mail that is already in the queue?
With the above example I want to show that even when exim is shut down, a new mail is generated and sent.

I generate a new voicemail-message that is to be sent to a customer's mailaddress. I do this after exim has been shut down...

Also, this morning I wake up with +100 mails in my mailbox sent from my lfd firewall, which is active on this server.

I look at the server and :
Code:
bash-3.2# /sbin/service exim status
exim (pid 30771 30770 30766 30765) is running...
Who put exim back on ????

Code:
[snip]
2010-01-01 12:02:47 1NQfGO-0007xi-Nx => vcserver@domain.be <root@vps.hosting.net> R=dnslookup T=remote_smtp H=mail.domain.be [XX.XX.XX.XX] X=TLSv1:DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA:256
2010-01-01 12:02:47 1NQfGO-0007xi-Nx Completed
2010-01-01 12:21:11 1NQfYj-00080H-Vu => vcserver@domain.be <root@vps.hosting.net> R=dnslookup T=remote_smtp H=mail.domain.be [XX.XX.Xx.XX] X=TLSv1:DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA:256
2010-01-01 12:21:11 1NQfYj-00080H-Vu Completed
2010-01-01 12:21:11 1NQfYe-00080C-UK => vcserver@domain.be <root@vps.hosting.net> R=dnslookup T=remote_smtp H=mail.domain.be [XX.XX.XX.XX] X=TLSv1:DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA:256
2010-01-01 12:21:11 1NQfYe-00080C-UK Completed
[snip]
The above shows the mails sent...
 
  


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