Go Back   HowtoForge Forums | HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials > Linux Forums > Server Operation

Do you like HowtoForge? Please consider supporting us by becoming a subscriber.
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 29th March 2007, 22:05
RadaR RadaR is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Postfix bouncing emails??

I seem to be having issues with postfix on my server. Itís bouncing emails back to our clients at random. Meaning every once in a while some can get through. The system has worked fine since I started here in June '06. I didnít change anything recently, and Iím the only one that would have. Iíve been reading on here the past few days and have tried some suggestions to no avail; Iím not sure where to go from here. Iíd appreciate any help. Here is some of the information Iíve seen asked for in the related posts Iíve read so far. Sorry if itís a lot, just want to give you as much info as I could.

Debian 3.1 (sarge)
Postfix 2.1.5
MySQL 4.1.11

I have this excerpt from one of the emails that was bounced back:

ďThis is a delivery status notification, automatically generated by MTA
kvsmtp1.senders-domain.com on Wed, 28 Mar 2007 14:09:33 -0500
Regarding recipient(s) : user@domain.com Delivery status : Failed.
None of the mail servers for the destination domain has so far
responded. (domain.com). We have been attempting delivery for 5
times. Maximum delivery tries attempted. Please contact your
administrator to contact the destination domain or resend your message.Ē

Last entries in mail.err log
Jan 10 11:39:14 host postfix/smtpd[15635]: fatal: dict_open: unsupported dictionary type: pcre: Is the postfix-pcre package instal$
(this error repeats 20ish times)
Jan 10 11:59:35 host postfix/trivial-rewrite[16649]: fatal: mysql:/etc/postfix/mysql-virtual_domains.cf(0,100): table lookup problem
(this error repeats 10ish times)
Jan 10 12:25:54 host pop3d-ssl: LOGIN FAILED, ip=[::ffff:]
Jan 10 12:26:40 host last message repeated 2 times
(above two repeat twice)

Thatís the end of the mail errors, nothing else todate.

Problem entries in mail.log
(note this file is 185MB and ranges from 3-4-07 to 3-29-07. Can I save as mail.log.bak and start new mail.log?)
Mar 29 03:08:01 www postfix/smtpd[14259]: warning: database /etc/postfix/access.db is older than source file /etc/postfix/access
(this appears a lot in recent days)
Mar 29 03:08:04 www postfix/smtpd[14259]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from aacm203.neoplus.adsl.tpnet.pl[]: 550 <aacm203.neopl$
(I see many like this and the one below)
Mar 29 03:02:47 www postfix/smtpd[13203]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from unknown[]: 554 <>: Helo command reje$
Mar 29 03:02:47 www postfix/smtpd[13203]: lost connection after RCPT from unknown[]

My netstat Ėtap:
Active Internet connections (servers and established)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name
tcp 0 0 localhost.domai:60000 *:* LISTEN 2074/postgrey.pid -
tcp 0 0 localhost.domai:10024 *:* LISTEN 2069/amavisd (maste
tcp 0 0 localhost.domai:10025 *:* LISTEN 28422/master
tcp 0 0 *:mysql *:* LISTEN 2198/mysqld
tcp 0 0 www.domain.com:www SYN_RECV -
tcp 0 0 www.domain.com:www user-54460eb0.lns1:2265 SYN_RECV -
tcp 0 0 www.domain.com:www SYN_RECV -
tcp 0 0 www.domain.com:www SYN_RECV -
tcp 0 0 www.domain.com:www SYN_RECV -
tcp 0 0 www.domain.com:www SYN_RECV -
tcp 0 0 www.domain.com:www user-54460eb0.lns1:2266 SYN_RECV -
tcp 0 0 www.domain.com:www SYN_RECV -
tcp 0 0 www.domain.com:www SYN_RECV -
tcp 0 0 *:smtp *:* LISTEN 28422/master
tcp 0 0 localhost.domai:mysql localhost.domai:32777 ESTABLISHED2198/mysqld
tcp 0 0 localhost.domai:mysql localhost.domai:32778 ESTABLISHED2198/mysqld
tcp 0 0 localhost.domai:mysql localhost.domai:53776 ESTABLISHED2198/mysqld
tcp 0 0 localhost.domai:10025 localhost.domai:53766 TIME_WAIT -
tcp 0 0 localhost.domai:mysql localhost.domai:32828 ESTABLISHED2198/mysqld
tcp 0 0 localhost.domai:53776 localhost.domai:mysql ESTABLISHED28501/trivial-rewri
tcp 0 0 localhost.domai:53742 localhost.domai:mysql TIME_WAIT -
tcp 0 0 localhost.domai:mysql localhost.domai:32873 ESTABLISHED2198/mysqld
tcp 0 0 localhost.domai:32873 localhost.domai:mysql ESTABLISHED2133/authdaemond.my
tcp 0 0 localhost.domai:32828 localhost.domai:mysql ESTABLISHED2131/authdaemond.my
tcp 0 0 localhost.domai:32778 localhost.domai:mysql ESTABLISHED2134/authdaemond.my
tcp 0 0 localhost.domai:32777 localhost.domai:mysql ESTABLISHED2135/authdaemond.my
tcp 0 0 localhost.domai:32910 localhost.domai:mysql ESTABLISHED2132/authdaemond.my
tcp 0 0 localhost.domai:mysql localhost.domai:32910 ESTABLISHED2198/mysqld
tcp 0 1 www.domain.com:smtp ppp130-81.adsl.for:4440 LAST_ACK -
tcp 0 0 www.domain.co:mysql host252-83.discor:55424 ESTABLISHED2198/mysqld
tcp 0 0 www.domain.co:mysql host252-83.discor:55451 ESTABLISHED2198/mysqld
tcp6 0 0 *:pop3s *:* LISTEN 2153/couriertcpd
tcp6 0 0 *:pop3 *:* LISTEN 2140/couriertcpd
tcp6 0 0 *:www *:* LISTEN 25379/apache2
tcp6 0 0 *:ssh *:* LISTEN 2371/sshd
tcp6 0 0 *:smtp *:* LISTEN 28422/master
tcp6 0 0 *:https *:* LISTEN 25379/apache2
tcp6 0 0 ip6-localhost:53760 ip6-localhost:https TIME_WAIT -
tcp6 0 0 ip6-localhost:53777 ip6-localhost:https TIME_WAIT -
tcp6 0 0 www.domain.com:www sparky.fhlbatl.co:48254 TIME_WAIT -
tcp6 0 0 www.domain.com:www adsl-67-120-50-78.:1840 TIME_WAIT -
tcp6 0 0 www.domain.com:www adsl-67-120-50-78.:1841 TIME_WAIT -
tcp6 0 0 www.domain.com:www adsl-67-120-50-78.:1842 TIME_WAIT -
tcp6 0 0 www.domain.com:www adsl-67-120-50-78.:1843 ESTABLISHED28442/apache2
tcp6 0 0 www.domain.com:ssh host252-83.discor:52137 ESTABLISHED24113/0
tcp6 0 832 www.domain.com:ssh host252-83.discor:56237 ESTABLISHED24521/1
tcp6 0 0 www.domain.com:pop3 host252-83.discor:56226 TIME_WAIT -
tcp6 0 0 www.domain.com:www ::ffff:147.124.33.:3872 TIME_WAIT -

I noticed mine is quite a bit longer than the rest I've seen on here. I actually had to cut out 86 TIME_WAIT lines from you see above to meet the max amount of characters allowed by a post. Is it normal to have that many? Would that be based on the server's traffic volume? Also the instances where you see ďlocalhost.domai.Ē Ė thatís no typo for some reason it drops off the last few letters from the actual domain, it appears fine in other spots. Whats the reason for this?

Also I should point out Iím no system admin. Iím a programmer with only a small amount of Linux knowledge. Iím perfectly find getting around in the OS, but not quite clear on what process are doing what etc. Somehow the server admin role here has kind of been left up to me.

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OT: Problems sending emails to gmail. I used postfix debian install (based falko) tuflipes HOWTO-Related Questions 20 29th May 2007 01:01
Issues with Postfix using "Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL" Kyse HOWTO-Related Questions 15 6th January 2007 16:35
Postfix Error (Bouncing Emails with "in reply to end of DATA command") freetan HOWTO-Related Questions 5 29th November 2006 23:51
Centos 4.4 32bit Hangs, High Server load 3cwired_com Server Operation 11 16th November 2006 16:47
Verify email setup meekish Installation/Configuration 28 27th October 2006 16:36

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:31.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.