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Old 11-21-2013, 06:36 AM   #1
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Question SMTP Relaying "Service Unavailable"


I have 2 servers:
server1: First which is dedicated to send mail
server2: which is dedicated to an application, and this application is using sendmail to make some automatic reports

server1 is perfectly working (it's the company smtp server).
Problem is on server2, I try to send a mail with:

[root@server2 mail]echo "Subject: test" | /usr/lib/sendmail -vf Connecting to [] via relay...
220 ESMTP Sendmail 8.13.8/8.13.8; Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:27:21 +0100
>>> EHLO Hello server2 [], pleased to meet you
250 HELP
>>> MAIL From:<> SIZE=15
250 2.1.0 <>... Sender ok
>>> RCPT To:<>
>>> DATA
250 2.1.5 <>... Recipient ok
354 Enter mail, end with "." on a line by itself
>>> .
250 2.0.0 rALCRLxE015615 Message accepted for delivery Sent (rALCRLxE015615 Message accepted for delivery)
Closing connection to []
>>> QUIT
221 2.0.0 closing connection
then got this in my /var/log/maillog:

Nov 21 13:18:20 server2 sendmail[15391]: alias database /etc/aliases rebuilt by partadm
Nov 21 13:18:20 server2 sendmail[15391]: /etc/aliases: 76 aliases, longest 10 bytes, 765 bytes total
Nov 21 13:18:20 server2 sendmail[15396]: starting daemon (8.13.8): SMTP+queueing@01:00:00
Nov 21 13:18:20 server2 sm-msp-queue[15405]: starting daemon (8.13.8): queueing@01:00:00
Nov 21 13:18:25 server2 sendmail[15413]: rALCIPpV015413:, size=15, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<>, relay=root@localhost
Nov 21 13:18:25 server2 sendmail[15414]: rALCIPKO015414: from=<>, size=326, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<>, proto=ESMTP,daemon=MTA, relay=server2 []
Nov 21 13:18:25 server2 sendmail[15413]: rALCIPpV015413:, (0/0), delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=30015, relay=[] [], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (rALCIPKO015414 Message accepted for delivery)
Nov 21 13:18:25 server2 sendmail[15416]: rALCIPKO015414: to=<>, delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=120326, relay=server1. [], dsn=5.0.0, stat=Service unavailable
Nov 21 13:18:25 server2 sendmail[15416]: rALCIPKO015414: rALCIPKO015416: DSN: Service unavailable
Nov 21 13:18:25 server2 sendmail[15416]: rALCIPKO015416: to=<>, delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=31575, relay=server1., dsn=5.0.0, stat=Service unavailable
Nov 21 13:18:25 server2 sendmail[15416]: rALCIPKO015416: rALCIPKP015416: return to sender: Service unavailable
Nov 21 13:18:25 server2 sendmail[15416]: rALCIPKP015416: to=root, delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=local, pri=32599, dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent
This is a part of the
define(`SMART_HOST', `server1')dnl
DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=localhost, Name=MTA')dnl
and the access file:
localhost.localdomain RELAY
localhost RELAY RELAY

Any clue ?

Thanks in advance..
Old 11-21-2013, 06:09 PM   #2
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Could be related to name resolution.

Does this command return server1's IP address when run on server2:
host server1
Old 11-21-2013, 08:07 PM   #3
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Presumably you need to add an exemption for server2 to be able to relay without auth in "the access file". (maybe? - sendmail is not my bag).
It currently seems, to me, to only allow RELAYing from itself.


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