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Old 05-21-2010, 11:38 AM   #1
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sendmail not working.


Hi,

OS = debian

I have my laptop and desktop on same subnet.

From my laptop(FC11) I can send email from command line

Code:
echo  $HOSTNAME | mail -s test my@email.com
But from debian I can't.

I copied same sendmail.cf on both machines.

On debian it sort of hangs for a long time.

I there any way to diagnose the issue?

Thanks
 
Old 05-21-2010, 12:02 PM   #2
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on both machines try- 'echo $hostname | /usr/sbin/sendmail -v my@email.com' and compare the output and post it here, also what do your logs on the debian machine say and is sendmail actually currently running?
 
Old 05-21-2010, 01:04 PM   #3
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This one works(FC)
Code:
@allegator ~]$ echo $HOSTNAME | /usr/sbin/sendmail -v my@email.com
WARNING: local host name (allegator) is not qualified; see cf/README: WHO AM I?
my@email.com... Connecting to [127.0.0.1] via relay...
220 allegator ESMTP Sendmail 8.14.3/8.13.8; Fri, 21 May 2010 12:56:40 -0400
>>> EHLO allegator
250-allegator Hello localhost [127.0.0.1], pleased to meet you
250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
250-PIPELINING
250-8BITMIME
250-SIZE
250-DSN
250-ETRN
250-AUTH DIGEST-MD5 CRAM-MD5
250-DELIVERBY
250 HELP
>>> MAIL From:<champ@allegator> SIZE=10 AUTH=champ@allegator
250 2.1.0 <mp@allegator>... Sender ok
>>> RCPT To:<my@email.com>
>>> DATA
250 2.1.5 <my@email.com>... Recipient ok
354 Enter mail, end with "." on a line by itself
>>> .
250 2.0.0 o4LGuedB006474 Message accepted for delivery
my@email.com... Sent (o4LGuedB006474 Message accepted for delivery)
Closing connection to [127.0.0.1]
>>> QUIT
221 2.0.0 allegator closing connection
allegator ~]$
Broken one(Deb)::

Code:
test:~# echo $HOSTNAME | /usr/sbin/sendmail -v my@email.com


WARNING: local host name (test) is not qualified; see cf/README: WHO AM I?
my@email.com... Connecting to [127.0.0.1] via relay...
220 test ESMTP Sendmail 8.14.3/8.13.8; Fri, 21 May 2010 12:58:05 -0400
>>> EHLO test
250-test Hello localhost [127.0.0.1], pleased to meet you
250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
250-PIPELINING
250-8BITMIME
250-SIZE
250-DSN
250-ETRN
250-DELIVERBY
250 HELP
>>> MAIL From:<root@test> SIZE=5
250 2.1.0 <root@test>... Sender ok
>>> RCPT To:<my@email.com>
>>> DATA
250 2.1.5 <my@email.com>... Recipient ok
354 Enter mail, end with "." on a line by itself
>>> .
421 4.3.0 collect: Cannot write ./dfo4LGw5VB008636 (bfcommit, uid=0, gid=107): Permission denied
>>> QUIT
my@email.com... Deferred: 421 4.3.0 collect: Cannot write ./dfo4LGw5VB008636 (bfcommit, uid=0, gid=107): Permission denied
Closing connection to [127.0.0.1]
test:~#

Last edited by knockout_artist; 05-21-2010 at 01:05 PM.
 
Old 05-21-2010, 01:14 PM   #4
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The problem is on the deferred line, the sendmail daemon doesn't have correct permissions to write to a directory that it needs.

Check /tmp, /var/tmp, /var/spool/mqueue, and /var/mail. Sendmail needs to be able to write to those locations (and it sounds silly but make sure /var or / isn't full)
 
Old 05-21-2010, 01:18 PM   #5
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Code:
test:~# ls  -ld   /var/spool/mqueue
drwxr-s--- 2 smmta smmsp 4096 2010-05-19 06:37 /var/spool/mqueue
test:~# ls  -ld   /var/mail
drwxrwsrwt 2 root mail 4096 2010-05-16 06:25 /var/mail
test:~# ls  -ld   /var/tmp
drwxrwxrwt 2 root root 4096 2010-05-19 06:30 /var/tmp
test:~# df -h 
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1              18G  4.3G   13G  26% /
tmpfs                 756M     0  756M   0% /lib/init/rw
udev                   10M  704K  9.4M   7% /dev
tmpfs                 756M     0  756M   0% /dev/shm

Every thing is mounted under / , so there is still space there.

Thanks.

Last edited by knockout_artist; 05-21-2010 at 01:22 PM.
 
Old 05-21-2010, 01:44 PM   #6
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What do you get when you 'cat /etc/group | grep 107'? and what are perms on /tmp?
 
Old 05-21-2010, 01:45 PM   #7
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Code:
chmod 1777 /var/spool/mqueue
This fixed the problem.

But its still extremely slow compare to FC machine.
 
Old 05-21-2010, 01:54 PM   #8
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Slowness in sendmail I've found 9/10 times is related to dns. Check your resolv.conf settings and make sure your dns servers resolve both your local machine name and the names of machines connecting.
 
Old 06-03-2010, 11:03 AM   #9
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Yes. dns had to be corrected.

Its working like a charm now, thanks your your helpl.
 
Old 06-03-2010, 11:37 AM   #10
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Excellent, no problem, glad it's working for you!
 
  


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