Postfix Relay Denied (Another!)

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by PierreQuebec, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. PierreQuebec

    PierreQuebec New Member

    Hello,

    I have a special problem here.

    When I Telnet to my server and send a message from there, it works fine. When I use my e-mail client, configured to use authentication, it works fine. However, my Postfix quota reports are not sent, with a "Relay denied" from my domain name registrar (they tell me it should work and is a problem with Postfix).

    I use virtual domains in a MySQL table.

    Also, oddly, sending mail from Telnet to an address in one of my other domains (I own 4 domains, all with the same registrar) also gets a "Relay denied"...

    I'm lost! :(

    Thanks in advance to all who will help! :)

    PierreQuebec
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Can you post the exact error messages from your mail log?
     
  3. PierreQuebec

    PierreQuebec New Member

    Mar 16 18:06:06 server postfix/smtp[28260]: F0891DFA9D: to=<root@server1.pierrepaquette.net>, relay=none, delay=65131, delays=65071/0.1/60/0, dsn=4.4.1, status=deferred (connect to eforward8a.name-services.com[70.42.37.3]:25: Connection timed out)
    Mar 16 19:15:36 server postfix/smtp[28307]: connect to eforwardct.name-services.com[216.163.188.58]:25: Connection timed out
    Mar 16 19:15:57 server postfix/smtp[28307]: connect to eforward8b.name-services.com[70.42.37.4]:25: No route to host
    Mar 16 19:15:57 server postfix/smtp[28307]: F0891DFA9D: to=<root@server1.pierrepaquette.net>, relay=none, delay=69323, delays=69271/0.09/51/0, dsn=4.4.1, status=deferred (connect to eforward8b.name-services.com[70.42.37.4]:25: No route to host)

    I got the same when sending to (something)@hotmail.com or a provider using hotmail's service, namely sympatico.ca
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Are you sure that the MX record for server1.pierrepaquette.net is correct?

    Code:
    mh1:~# dig mx server1.pierrepaquette.net
    
    ; <<>> DiG 9.3.4 <<>> mx server1.pierrepaquette.net
    ;; global options:  printcmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 52061
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 2
    
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;server1.pierrepaquette.net.    IN      MX
    
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    [B][COLOR="Red"]server1.pierrepaquette.net. 3600 IN     MX      5 eforwardct.name-services.com.
    server1.pierrepaquette.net. 3600 IN     MX      10 eforward4.name-services.com.[/COLOR][/B]
    
    ;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
    eforward4.name-services.com. 38750 IN   A       69.64.145.228
    eforwardct.name-services.com. 32692 IN  A       216.163.188.58
    
    ;; Query time: 134 msec
    ;; SERVER: 213.191.92.84#53(213.191.92.84)
    ;; WHEN: Mon Mar 17 15:29:02 2008
    ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 146
    
    mh1:~#
     
  5. PierreQuebec

    PierreQuebec New Member

    Hmmm to be honest, I do not know. I was making Postfix tests with my jetetrouve.com domain as it doesn't receive any mail for the moment. My "main" pierrepaquette.net address does receive a lot of mail, and I didn't want to lose anything to Postfix problems.

    I guess I should transfer all my mail to my own Postfix server and not to my ISP's server...

    Being at the office right now, this would be a little hard to do, but I'll do it as soon as I get home and run more tests.

    This should be in about 6 hours from now. Stay tuned! ;-)

    And thanks for all your help! :)
     
  6. PierreQuebec

    PierreQuebec New Member

    Oops forgot to say that my Postfix will eventually manage mail for 4 domains:
    pierrepaquette.net
    jetetrouve.com (which is the only one right now)
    cielprofond.info
    quebecscope.info
     
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Try to make an MX record for server1.pierrepaquette.net that points to your own server.
     
  8. PierreQuebec

    PierreQuebec New Member

    Thanks, indeed it was an MX record error.

    I should mention here that I am new to all this (as you may have guessed) and never thought I would need an MX server for my mail.jetetrouve.com virtual server.

    I have now updated my MX records and it seems to work just fine for all four of my domains: pierrepaquette.net (the main one), jetetrouve.com, cielprofond.info and quebecscope.info

    However for some reason I still get an error when sending to an hotmail address:
    (by Telnet; didn't try from my e-mail client [Thunderbird] as I'm getting sleepy [1:10am here] and will configure it tomorrow)

    Mar 19 00:56:52 server postfix/smtpd[9944]: connect from localhost[127.0.0.1]
    Mar 19 00:56:52 server postfix/smtpd[9944]: 317D1DFC09: client=localhost[127.0.0.1]
    Mar 19 00:56:52 server postfix/cleanup[9935]: 317D1DFC09: message-id=<20080319045637.5B998DFC07@server.pierrepaquette.net>
    Mar 19 00:56:52 server postfix/qmgr[9451]: 317D1DFC09: from=<pierre@pierrepaquette.net>, size=884, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Mar 19 00:56:52 server postfix/smtpd[9944]: disconnect from localhost[127.0.0.1]
    Mar 19 00:56:52 server amavis[4992]: (04992-06) Passed CLEAN, LOCAL [127.0.0.1] [127.0.0.1] <pierre@pierrepaquette.net> -> <luxastrae@hotmail.com>, Message-ID: <20080319045637.5B998DFC07@server.pierrepaquette.net>, mail_id: J+Hrjj1xA+Z2, Hits: -0.155, queued_as: 317D1DFC09, 3353 ms
    Mar 19 00:56:52 server postfix/smtp[9937]: 5B998DFC07: to=<luxastrae@hotmail.com>, relay=127.0.0.1[127.0.0.1]:10024, delay=22, delays=18/0.09/0.01/3.4, dsn=2.6.0, status=sent (250 2.6.0 Ok, id=04992-06, from MTA([127.0.0.1]:10025): 250 2.0.0 Ok: queued as 317D1DFC09)
    Mar 19 00:57:22 server postfix/smtp[9945]: connect to mx1.hotmail.com[65.54.244.136]:25: Connection timed out
    Mar 19 00:57:52 server postfix/smtp[9945]: connect to mx4.hotmail.com[65.54.245.104]:25: Connection timed out
    Mar 19 00:58:22 server postfix/smtp[9945]: connect to mx2.hotmail.com[65.54.244.168]:25: Connection timed out
    Mar 19 00:58:52 server postfix/smtp[9945]: connect to mx1.hotmail.com[65.54.245.8]:25: Connection timed out
    Mar 19 00:59:22 server postfix/smtp[9945]: connect to mx4.hotmail.com[65.54.244.232]:25: Connection timed out
    Mar 19 00:59:22 server postfix/smtp[9945]: 317D1DFC09: to=<luxastrae@hotmail.com>, relay=none, delay=150, delays=0.13/0.05/150/0, dsn=4.4.1, status=deferred (connect to mx4.hotmail.com[65.54.244.232]:25: Connection timed out)

    Your help is very much appreciated! :)

    How do I "thank" you? I don't see the thank button?! (Maybe I'm blind.)
     
  9. PierreQuebec

    PierreQuebec New Member

    OK yes I *AM* blind, I just saw the Thanks button sorry. But I still need to figure out why I get timed out sending to Hotmail...
     
  10. PierreQuebec

    PierreQuebec New Member

    Still won't work... and another problem!

    Sheesh, looks like it still won't work for sending mail! :-(

    My MX records are OK:
    Code:
    dig mx pierrepaquette.net
    
    ; <<>> DiG 9.4.1-P1 <<>> mx pierrepaquette.net
    ;; global options:  printcmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 14363
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1
    
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;pierrepaquette.net.            IN      MX
    
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    pierrepaquette.net.     3600    IN      MX      10 mail.pierrepaquette.net.
    
    ;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
    mail.pierrepaquette.net. 3600   IN      A       65.94.90.125
    
    ;; Query time: 107 msec
    ;; SERVER: 192.168.0.1#53(192.168.0.1)
    ;; WHEN: Wed Mar 19 20:28:57 2008
    ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 73
    As for my error messages:
    Code:
    Mar 19 20:22:02 server postfix/qmgr[10007]: 82567DFDA9: from=<pierre@pierrepaquette.net>, size=489078, nrcpt=4 (queue active)
    Mar 19 20:22:32 server postfix/smtp[11215]: connect to mta011.aei.ca[206.123.6.241]:25: Connection timed out
    Mar 19 20:23:02 server postfix/smtp[11215]: connect to mta010.aei.ca[206.123.6.240]:25: Connection timed out
    Mar 19 20:23:02 server postfix/smtp[11215]: 82567DFDA9: to=<acajolai@aei.ca>, relay=none, delay=1454, delays=1394/0.12/60/0, dsn=4.4.1, status=deferred (connect to mta010.aei.ca[206.123.6.240]:25: Connection timed out)
    I also have another problem, as my SpamAssassin doesn't seem to be really filtering anything... if it does, then let me tell you that it's not worth much, as I get about 100 times more SPAM than my regular ISP lets through...

    Thanks in advance,
    Pierre
     
  11. PierreQuebec

    PierreQuebec New Member

    Another piece of info here... It seems that my ISP actually does block port 25 for outgoing connexions...

    Is there a workaround? I heard we can set postfix to use another port (such as 26)?
     
  12. falko

    falko Super Moderator

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