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Old 3rd November 2012, 02:08
arnolette arnolette is offline
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Angry Postfix not sending mail

Hi Guys.

I am new to linux and have a kolab mail server that is running Ubuntu 10. I tried running the kolab services as well as postfix but now, outgoing mails are not moving. and incoming mail from selected domains are coming in while others are not.

Below is an extract of /var/log/mail.log

Nov 2 16:30:01 mail postfix/smtpd[15743]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from unknown[74.113.233.9]: 550 5.1.1 <user@mydomain.com>: Recipient address rejected: User unknown in local recipient table; from=<webbu0000000000xx@att.net> to=<user@mydomain.com> proto=ESMTP helo=<nemo.cut.ac.au>
Nov 2 16:30:01 mail postfix/smtpd[15743]: disconnect from unknown[74.113.233.9]Nov 2 16:30:19 mail postfix/qmgr[5424]: 9B9573480D65: from=<user@mydomain.com>, size=163251, nrcpt=1 (queue active)Nov 2 16:30:39 mail postfix/smtp[16226]: 9B9573480D65: to=<noldie@gmail.com>, relay=none, delay=2185, delays=2165/0.01/20/0, dsn=4.4.3, status=deferred (Host or domain name not found. Name service error for name=mx3.cut.ac.au type=MX: Host not found, try again)
Nov 2 16:33:21 mail postfix/anvil[15745]: statistics: max connection rate 1/60s for (smtp:74.113.233.9) at Nov 2 16:27:23Nov 2 16:33:21 mail postfix/anvil[15745]: statistics: max connection count 1 for (smtp:74.113.233.9) at Nov 2 16:27:23
Nov 2 16:33:21 mail postfix/anvil[15745]: statistics: max cache size 1 at Nov 2 16:27:23
Nov 2 16:35:23 mail postfix/smtpd[16229]: connect from unknown[74.113.233.9]Nov 2 16:35:23 mail postfix/smtpd[16229]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from unknown[74.113.233.9]: 550 5.1.1 <user@mydomain.com>: Recipient address rejected: User unknown in local recipient table; from=<GolfBooking@royalharare.co.zw> to=<user@mydomain.com> proto=ESMTP helo=<nemo.cut.ac.au>
Nov 2 16:35:23 mail postfix/smtpd[16229]: disconnect from unknown[74.113.233.9]
Nov 2 16:35:31 mail postfix/smtpd[16231]: connect from unknown[74.113.233.9]Nov 2 16:35:31 mail postfix/smtpd[16231]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from unknown[74.113.233.9]: 550 5.1.1 <3A511D53A@mydomain.com>: Recipient address rejected: User unknown in local recipient table; from=<> to=<3A511D53A@mydomain.com> proto=ESMTP helo=<nemo.cut.ac.au>
Nov 2 16:35:31 mail postfix/smtpd[16231]: disconnect from unknown[74.113.233.9]
Nov 2 16:38:32 mail postfix/smtpd[16235]: connect from unknown[74.113.233.9]Nov 2 16:38:32 mail postfix/smtpd[16235]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from unknown[74.113.233.9]: 550 5.1.1 <user@mydomain.com>: Recipient address rejected: User unknown in local recipient table; from=<pengyc2004@yahoo.com.cn> to=<user@mydomain.com> proto=ESMTP helo=<nemo.cut.ac.au>
Nov 2 16:38:32 mail postfix/smtpd[16235]: disconnect from unknown[74.113.233.9]
Nov 2 16:41:52 mail postfix/anvil[16233]: statistics: max connection rate 2/60s for (smtp:74.113.233.9) at Nov 2 16:35:31Nov 2 16:41:52 mail postfix/anvil[16233]: statistics: max connection count 1 for (smtp:74.113.233.9) at Nov 2 16:35:23
Nov 2 16:41:52 mail postfix/anvil[16233]: statistics: max cache size 1 at Nov 2 16:35:23
Nov 2 16:45:41 mail postfix/master[5422]: terminating on signal 15
Nov 2 16:45:41 mail postfix/master[18844]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot open file: Permission denied
Nov 2 16:52:40 mail spamd[847]: logger: removing stderr method
Nov 2 16:52:41 mail spamd[894]: error creating a DNS resolver socket: Network is unreachable at /usr/share/perl5/Mail/SpamAssassin/DnsResolver.pm line 235.
Nov 2 16:52:41 mail spamd[894]: spamd: server started on port 783/tcp (running version 3.3.1)Nov 2 16:52:41 mail spamd[894]: spamd: server pid: 894
Nov 2 16:52:41 mail spamd[894]: spamd: server successfully spawned child process, pid 925
Nov 2 16:52:41 mail spamd[894]: spamd: server successfully spawned child process, pid 926
Nov 2 16:52:41 mail spamd[894]: prefork: child states: ISNov 2 16:52:41 mail spamd[894]: prefork: child states: II
Nov 2 16:52:47 mail postfix/master[1516]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot open file: Permission denied
Nov 2 16:59:55 mail postfix/master[4024]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot open file: Permission denied
Nov 2 17:50:37 mail postfix/master[8668]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot open file: Permission deniedNov 2 17:57:20 mail spamd[752]: logger: removing stderr method
Nov 2 17:57:21 mail spamd[908]: error creating a DNS resolver socket: Network is unreachable at /usr/share/perl5/Mail/SpamAssassin/DnsResolver.pm line 235.
Nov 2 17:57:21 mail spamd[908]: spamd: server started on port 783/tcp (running version 3.3.1)
Nov 2 17:57:21 mail spamd[908]: spamd: server pid: 908Nov 2 17:57:21 mail spamd[908]: spamd: server successfully spawned child process, pid 916
Nov 2 17:57:21 mail spamd[908]: spamd: server successfully spawned child process, pid 917
Nov 2 17:57:21 mail spamd[908]: prefork: child states: IS
Nov 2 17:57:21 mail spamd[908]: prefork: child states: II
Nov 2 17:57:27 mail postfix/master[1535]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot open file: Permission denied
Nov 2 18:14:18 mail postfix/master[4993]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot open file: Permission deniedNov 2 18:28:14 mail postfix/master[7550]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot create file exclusively: Permission denied
Nov 2 18:34:36 mail spamd[697]: logger: removing stderr method
Nov 2 18:34:37 mail spamd[852]: error creating a DNS resolver socket: Network is unreachable at /usr/share/perl5/Mail/SpamAssassin/DnsResolver.pm line 235.
Nov 2 18:34:37 mail spamd[852]: spamd: server started on port 783/tcp (running version 3.3.1)Nov 2 18:34:37 mail spamd[852]: spamd: server pid: 852
Nov 2 18:34:37 mail spamd[852]: spamd: server successfully spawned child process, pid 860
Nov 2 18:34:37 mail spamd[852]: spamd: server successfully spawned child process, pid 861
Nov 2 18:34:37 mail spamd[852]: prefork: child states: ISNov 2 18:34:37 mail spamd[852]: prefork: child states: II
Nov 2 18:34:43 mail postfix/master[1479]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot create file exclusively: Permission denied
Nov 2 18:37:36 mail postfix/master[4075]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot create file exclusively: Permission denied
Nov 2 19:28:02 mail spamd[880]: logger: removing stderr method
Nov 2 19:28:03 mail spamd[926]: error creating a DNS resolver socket: Network is unreachable at /usr/share/perl5/Mail/SpamAssassin/DnsResolver.pm line 235.
Nov 2 19:28:03 mail spamd[926]: spamd: server started on port 783/tcp (running version 3.3.1)
Nov 2 19:28:03 mail spamd[926]: spamd: server pid: 926
Nov 2 19:28:03 mail spamd[926]: spamd: server successfully spawned child process, pid 957
Nov 2 19:28:03 mail spamd[926]: spamd: server successfully spawned child process, pid 958
Nov 2 19:28:03 mail spamd[926]: prefork: child states: II
Nov 2 19:28:09 mail postfix/master[1548]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot create file exclusively: Permission denied
Nov 2 19:35:55 mail postfix/master[8375]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot create file exclusively: Permission denied
Nov 2 19:48:51 mail postfix/master[9156]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot create file exclusively: Permission denied
Nov 2 20:02:39 mail postfix/master[11968]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot create file exclusively: Permission denied
Nov 2 20:12:11 mail postfix/master[14322]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot create file exclusively: Permission denied



An extract of mail.err

Nov 1 08:17:26 mail postfix/master[8368]: fatal: bind 0.0.0.0 port 25: Address already in use
Nov 1 08:36:08 mail postfix/master[12669]: fatal: bind 0.0.0.0 port 25: Address already in use
Nov 2 13:13:01 mail postfix/master[18927]: fatal: bind 0.0.0.0 port 25: Address already in use
Nov 2 16:45:41 mail postfix/master[18844]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot open file: Permission denied
Nov 2 16:52:47 mail postfix/master[1516]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot open file: Permission denied
Nov 2 16:59:55 mail postfix/master[4024]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot open file: Permission denied
Nov 2 17:50:37 mail postfix/master[8668]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot open file: Permission denied
Nov 2 17:57:27 mail postfix/master[1535]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot open file: Permission denied
Nov 2 18:14:18 mail postfix/master[4993]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot open file: Permission denied
Nov 2 18:28:14 mail postfix/master[7550]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot create file exclusively: Permission denied
Nov 2 18:34:43 mail postfix/master[1479]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot create file exclusively: Permission denied
Nov 2 18:37:36 mail postfix/master[4075]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot create file exclusively: Permission denied
Nov 2 19:28:09 mail postfix/master[1548]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot create file exclusively: Permission denied
Nov 2 19:35:55 mail postfix/master[8375]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot create file exclusively: Permission denied
Nov 2 19:48:51 mail postfix/master[9156]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot create file exclusively: Permission denied
Nov 2 20:02:39 mail postfix/master[11968]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot create file exclusively: Permission denied
Nov 2 20:12:11 mail postfix/master[14322]: fatal: open lock file /var/lib/postfix/master.lock: cannot create file exclusively: Permission denied




root@mail:/# netstat -tap
Active Internet connections (servers and established)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name
tcp 0 0 *:imaps *:* LISTEN 3374/cyrmaster
tcp 0 0 *op3s *:* LISTEN 3374/cyrmaster
tcp 0 0 *:ldap *:* LISTEN 1935/slapd
tcp 0 0 localhost:10025 *:* LISTEN 3592/master
tcp 0 0 localhost:10026 *:* LISTEN 3592/master
tcp 0 0 *op3 *:* LISTEN 3374/cyrmaster
tcp 0 0 localhost:9999 *:* LISTEN 3696/perl
tcp 0 0 *:imap2 *:* LISTEN 3374/cyrmaster
tcp 0 0 localhost:spamd *:* LISTEN 926/spamd.pid
tcp 0 0 *:www *:* LISTEN 5785/apache
tcp 0 0 *:cisco-sccp *:* LISTEN 3374/cyrmaster
tcp 0 0 *:ssmtp *:* LISTEN 3592/master
tcp 0 0 localhost:cfinger *:* LISTEN 3374/cyrmaster
tcp 0 0 *:ssh *:* LISTEN 682/sshd
tcp 0 0 localhost:ipp *:* LISTEN 810/cupsd
tcp 0 0 *:3128 *:* LISTEN 905/squid
tcp 0 0 *:smtp *:* LISTEN 3592/master
tcp 0 0 *:https *:* LISTEN 5785/apache
tcp 0 0 *:ldaps *:* LISTEN 1935/slapd
tcp 0 0 localhost:54495 localhost:ldap TIME_WAIT -
tcp 0 0 localhost:ldap localhost:54424 ESTABLISHED 1935/slapd
tcp 0 0 localhost:ldap localhost:54489 ESTABLISHED 1935/slapd
tcp 0 0 localhost:ldap localhost:54487 ESTABLISHED 1935/slapd
tcp 0 0 localhost:54427 localhost:ldap ESTABLISHED 2226/saslauthd



May you please assits
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Old 4th November 2012, 01:29
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Have you tried to reboot the system?

Do you have working nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf?
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Old 4th November 2012, 14:19
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Thanks Falko.

Ya, had tried rebooting the system and stuff but the problem persisted. Tried rechecking my postfix/main.cf and everything looked ok. But i eventually bumped into somethng that i would like to fool myself into believing it sorted out thngs... got these commands from one websie...

# sudo chmod -R 755 /var/spool/postfix
# sudo chmod 1733 /var/spool/postfix/maildrop

so i did made a backup of the postfix folder and ran the two commands and ya, it worked. mail started moving again. Realised i had deleted one file...
/var/lib/postfix/master.lock

i dont know of how much importance is that file, coz i didnt back it up.
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Old 4th November 2012, 14:22
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oh... and the site that i got the said commands

http://www.widwad.com/content/solved...routing,solved

thanks guys
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