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Old 09-08-2008, 04:10 AM   #1
the_gripmaster
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Question Sendmail using lower priority MX


Emails sent to a particular domain (telnet-bd.com) is always using the lower priority MX which happens to be down and so the emails are not getting delivered.

From my server:
Code:
[root@mx1 ~]# host -t mx telnet-bd.com
telnet-bd.com mail is handled by 50 mx-in-02.telnet-bd.com.
telnet-bd.com mail is handled by 10 mx-in-01.telnet-bd.com.

[root@mx1 ~]# mailq
                /var/spool/mqueue (18 requests)
-----Q-ID----- --Size-- -----Q-Time----- ------------Sender/Recipient-----------
m887bl45020906      704 Mon Sep  8 13:38 fazle@thecitybank.com
                 (Deferred: Connection refused by mx-in-02.telnet-bd.com.)
                                         postmaster@telnet-bd.com

(...truncated...)
/var/log/maillog shows no connection attempt made to the higher MX mx-in-01.telnet-bd.com at all.

I can connect to the higher priority MX but not the lower 1 from the server:
Code:
[root@mx1 ~]# telnet mx-in-01.telnet-bd.com 25
Trying 116.212.104.91...
Connected to mx-in-01.telnet-bd.com (116.212.104.91).
Escape character is '^]'.
220 mx-in-01.telnet-bd.com ESMTP server of Telnet Communication Limited (Telnet). Sending Unsolicited Commercial or Bulk E-mail or SPAM to/from TELNET Computer Network is Strictly Prohibited. Any Attempt Of This Type Of Abuse Will Cause From Termination Of Network Connectivity Up To Activity Of Law Enforcement Agencies.
quit
221 2.0.0 Bye
Connection closed by foreign host.

[root@mx1 ~]# telnet mx-in-02.telnet-bd.com 25
Trying 116.212.105.113...
telnet: connect to address 116.212.105.113: Connection refused
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused
Any advice?

Last edited by the_gripmaster; 09-08-2008 at 04:13 AM.
 
Old 09-08-2008, 04:36 AM   #2
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Hi,

check whether mx-in-02.telnet-bd.com is listening to port 25.

Quote:
netstat -nap | grep smtp
If active, check your firewall if it allowing port 25.
Quote:
iptables -L
regards,
 
Old 09-08-2008, 04:41 AM   #3
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It's not actually a firewall issue. I called up telnet-bd.com and they said that their lower priority MX server has been deliberately shut down.

So, what else could be the problem?

Last edited by the_gripmaster; 09-08-2008 at 06:58 AM.
 
  


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