Postfix email server config
I've recently set up a dedicated postfix server on fc8. When I send an email to one of my xxx domain accounts I get the following:
Final-Recipient: rfc822; email@example.com
Diagnostic-Code: X-INTERIA-PL; connect to xxx.co.uk[XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX]:
The domain name and ip address are correct, so I don't think it's a dns issue.
My main.cf file (uncommented lines only, most of them are dafault values):
queue_directory = /var/spool/postfix
command_directory = /usr/sbin
daemon_directory = /usr/libexec/postfix
mail_owner = postfix
myhostname = xxx
(xxx it's the LAN machine name)
mydomain = xxx.co.uk
myorigin = xxx.co.uk
inet_interfaces = localhost
mydestination = $myhostname, localhost.$mydomain, localhost, $myhostname.$mydomain, /etc/postfix/mydestination
unknown_local_recipient_reject_code = 550
mynetworks_style = subnet
relay_domains = $mydestination
alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
debug_peer_level = 2
xxgdb $daemon_directory/$process_name $process_id & sleep 5
sendmail_path = /usr/sbin/sendmail.postfix
newaliases_path = /usr/bin/newaliases.postfix
mailq_path = /usr/bin/mailq.postfix
setgid_group = postdrop
html_directory = no
manpage_directory = /usr/share/man
sample_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-2.4.5/samples
readme_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-2.4.5/README_FILES
Some additional info:
[root@xxx ~]# cat /etc/passwd | grep adam
[root@xxx ~]# chkconfig --list | grep postfix
postfix 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off
[root@xxx ~]# ps aux | grep postfix
root 1469 0.0 0.3 6940 1796 ? Ss Feb08 0:00 /usr/libexec/postfix/master
postfix 1476 0.0 0.3 7064 1836 ? S Feb08 0:00 qmgr -l -t fifo -u
postfix 19091 0.0 0.3 7004 1776 ? S 17:05 0:00 pickup -l -t fifo -u
root 19113 0.0 0.1 4048 680 pts/0 S+ 17:14 0:00 grep postfix
The port forwarding on our gateway also seems to be fine. I'm using SpeedTouch 5x6 "Game & Application Sharing" tool.
hits on port 110 (pop3) are set to be redirected to xxx:110
hits on port 25 (smtp) are set to be redirected to xxx:25
Please help and advise where to dig to solve my problem and start some basic email exchange on my server.
The issue is connections are not being allowed to port 25 on your server.
To verify test it from a different location
Thanks, I tried the following:
[root@xxx ~]# nc -v my_gateway_ip 110
nc: connect to my_gateway_ip port 110 (tcp) failed: Connection refused
[root@xxx ~]# nc -v my_gateway_ip 25
nc: connect to my_gateway_ip port 25 (tcp) failed: Connection refused
In the same time in my gateway logs I get the following:
00:40:49 (since last boot) FIREWALL rule (1 of 1) : Protocol: TCP Src ip: some_external_ip Src port: 51090 Dst ip: postfix_server_internal_ip Dst port: 110 Chain: forward_host_service Rule Id: 11 Action: accept
00:40:51 (since last boot) FIREWALL rule (1 of 4) : Protocol: TCP Src ip: some_external_ip Src port: 44892 Dst ip: postfix_server_internal_ip Dst port: 25 Chain: forward_host_service Rule Id: 12 Action: accept
I even tried to disable the firewall completely with the sam nc response (Connection refused)
Something is wrong with your port forwarding, you need to use tcpdump to debug it.
To me it looks like packets go through:
[root@xxx ~]# tcpdump | grep some_external_ip
15:21:21.365433 IP some_external_ip.37849 > postfix_server_internal_ip.pop3: S 3011648941:3011648941(0) win 5840 <mss 1452,sackOK,timestamp 450822963 0,nop,wscale 6>
15:21:26.058233 IP some_external_ip.42605 > postfix_server_internal_ip.smtp: S 3092138727:3092138727(0) win 5840 <mss 1452,sackOK,timestamp 450823431 0,nop,wscale 6>
So there is something wrong with my postfix config if it doesn't respond, right?
Can you spot the culprit reading my first post?
On the server it self check try this
[root@xxx ~]# nc -v 127.0.0.1 25
Connection to 127.0.0.1 25 port [tcp/smtp] succeeded!
220 xxx ESMTP Postfix
421 4.4.2 xxx Error: timeout exceeded
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