SMTP mass Connection error

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by barney.parker, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. barney.parker

    barney.parker New Member

    I appear to be having a ridiculous number of SMTP connection to my Postfix server.

    The mail.log is getting so big it can take ages to open it with nano.

    having grep'ed for one of the conencted addresses i get the following...

    (please note - server details changed)

    there are litterally thousands of these entries, i guess for some unknown reason all these mail servers are trying to contact root@mailhost.example.com
    It doesn't exist to my knowledge! I certainly haven't set up that email address

    The problem here is that all the connections appear to be trying to do the same thing, but failing.

    Why would they be doing that?

    how can i stop it?

    I am really confused!!!!!
     
  2. barney.parker

    barney.parker New Member

    mail.log - one second!!!

    root@starfleet:/var/log# grep "Nov 1 07:49:19" mail.log
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/qmgr[25987]: C10321D1886: from=<root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>, size=2350, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/smtp[19875]: C44AB1D1B89: to=<mariano.ferrazzano@istruzione.it>, relay=mx.sidi.istruzione.it[193.206.15.55]:25, delay=436, delays=436/0.02/0.33/0.19, dsn=4.1.8, status=deferred (host mx.sidi.istruzione.it[193.206.15.55] said: 450 4.1.8 <root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>: Sender address rejected: Domain not found (in reply to RCPT TO command))
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/smtp[10592]: certificate verification failed for a.smtp-in.intercom.it: num=20:unable to get local issuer certificate
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/smtp[10592]: certificate verification failed for a.smtp-in.intercom.it: num=21:unable to verify the first certificate
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/qmgr[25987]: C53721D1B5A: from=<root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>, size=2349, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/scache[487]: statistics: start interval Nov 1 07:39:19
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/scache[487]: statistics: domain lookup hits=131 miss=204 success=39%
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/scache[487]: statistics: address lookup hits=1 miss=959 success=0%
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/scache[487]: statistics: max simultaneous domains=2 addresses=4 connection=17
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/qmgr[25987]: F2AB11D1736: from=<root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>, size=2348, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/smtp[19882]: C3DCB1D1783: to=<antonio.cutolo@istruzione.it>, relay=mx.sidi.istruzione.it[193.206.15.55]:25, delay=1110, delays=1110/0.05/0.36/0.21, dsn=4.1.8, status=deferred (host mx.sidi.istruzione.it[193.206.15.55] said: 450 4.1.8 <root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>: Sender address rejected: Domain not found (in reply to RCPT TO command))
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/smtp[10701]: CB8331D1C49: to=<pdesantis@istruzione.it>, relay=mx.sidi.istruzione.it[193.206.15.55]:25, delay=336, delays=336/0.02/0.33/0.18, dsn=4.1.8, status=deferred (host mx.sidi.istruzione.it[193.206.15.55] said: 450 4.1.8 <root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>: Sender address rejected: Domain not found (in reply to RCPT TO command))
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/smtp[10582]: C49A31D1871: to=<ermes.montevecchi@montevecchi.info>, relay=pt.dinamica.it[217.22.228.150]:25, delay=919, delays=919/0.02/0.3/0.19, dsn=4.1.8, status=deferred (host pt.dinamica.it[217.22.228.150] said: 450 4.1.8 <root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>: Sender address rejected: Domain not found (in reply to RCPT TO command))
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/smtp[10778]: 15C471D1BE0: to=<missreali@yahoo.it>, relay=f.mx.mail.yahoo.com[209.191.88.247]:25, delay=402, delays=400/0.26/1.2/0.42, dsn=5.0.0, status=bounced (host f.mx.mail.yahoo.com[209.191.88.247] said: 554 Message not allowed - UP Email not accepted for policy reasons. Please visit http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/mail/defer/defer-04.html[120] (in reply to end of DATA command))
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/qmgr[25987]: F3CE71D1C07: from=<root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>, size=2353, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/smtp[10597]: C03011D1756: to=<anto24gorgo@email.it>, relay=mx.email.it[212.97.34.36]:25, delay=1112, delays=1112/0.01/0.34/0.2, dsn=4.1.8, status=deferred (host mx.email.it[212.97.34.36] said: 450 4.1.8 <root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>: Sender address rejected: Domain not found (in reply to RCPT TO command))
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/cleanup[19647]: 3D8A91D1869: message-id=<20071101074919.3D8A91D1869@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/qmgr[25987]: F1FB11D18B3: from=<root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>, size=2355, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/bounce[19244]: 15C471D1BE0: sender non-delivery notification: 3D8A91D1869
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/smtp[10620]: CEB8D1D1C41: to=<pi@smd.difesa.it>, relay=mx.difesa.it[78.4.240.7]:25, delay=328, delays=328/0.07/0.47/0.21, dsn=4.0.0, status=deferred (host mx.difesa.it[78.4.240.7] said: 450 <root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>: Sender address rejected: Domain not found (in reply to RCPT TO command))
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/smtp[10801]: 1A1651D191D: to=<premiummail@lycospower.it>, relay=pmin.vip.spray.net[212.78.207.193]:25, delay=310, delays=309/0.05/1.1/0.43, dsn=4.0.0, status=deferred (host pmin.vip.spray.net[212.78.207.193] said: 450 <root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>: Sender address rejected: Domain not found (in reply to RCPT TO command))
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/smtp[10596]: C2C1E1D182D: to=<cineteca@comune.rimini.it>, relay=srv-relay1.comune.rimini.it[195.120.141.248]:25, delay=1018, delays=1017/0.01/0.55/0.21, dsn=4.1.8, status=deferred (host srv-relay1.comune.rimini.it[195.120.141.248] said: 450 4.1.8 <root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>: Sender address rejected: Domain not found (in reply to RCPT TO command))
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/qmgr[25987]: 15C471D1BE0: removed
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/smtp[10796]: 13E9C1D18AD: to=<irene.pancheri@provinz.bz.it>, relay=smtp2.provinz.bz.it[62.101.0.228]:25, delay=562, delays=561/0.04/0.85/0.19, dsn=4.0.0, status=deferred (host smtp2.provinz.bz.it[62.101.0.228] said: 450 <root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>: Sender address rejected: Domain not found (in reply to RCPT TO command))
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/qmgr[25987]: 3D8A91D1869: from=<>, size=4700, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/smtp[10469]: 1059B1D17D5: host mx.netscalibur.it[62.196.2.92] said: 450 4.1.8 <root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>: Sender address rejected: Domain not found (in reply to RCPT TO command)
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/smtp[10592]: 149D51D18B4: host a.smtp-in.intercom.it[195.72.194.1] said: 450 4.1.8 <root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>: Sender address rejected: Domain not found (in reply to RCPT TO command)
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/qmgr[25987]: B96A61D1AF7: from=<root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>, size=2351, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/qmgr[25987]: B125D1D1883: from=<root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>, size=2352, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/smtp[19877]: C52B91D1C0A: host as3.cineca.com[130.186.84.211] said: 450 4.1.8 <root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>: Sender address rejected: Domain not found (in reply to RCPT TO command)
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/smtp[10700]: C0AA71D18AC: to=<inter@inter.it>, relay=s2.inter.it[80.206.36.35]:25, delay=567, delays=566/0.05/0.81/0.25, dsn=4.1.8, status=deferred (host s2.inter.it[80.206.36.35] said: 450 4.1.8 <root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>: Sender address rejected: Domain not found (in reply to RCPT TO command))
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/smtp[19854]: C3A151D1865: to=<creative@lycospower.it>, relay=pmin.vip.spray.net[212.78.207.193]:25, delay=986, delays=985/0.06/0.39/0.31, dsn=4.0.0, status=deferred (host pmin.vip.spray.net[212.78.207.193] said: 450 <root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>: Sender address rejected: Domain not found (in reply to RCPT TO command))
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/local[18792]: 3D8A91D1869: to=<administrator@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>, orig_to=<root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>, relay=local, delay=0.33, delays=0.15/0.01/0/0.17, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to command: procmail -a "$EXTENSION")
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/qmgr[25987]: BCF0E1D1BA3: from=<root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>, size=2362, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/qmgr[25987]: 3D8A91D1869: removed
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/qmgr[25987]: B8D1C1D1BCA: from=<root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>, size=2365, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/smtp[19889]: C10321D1886: to=<curriculum@promo.it>, relay=mx.promo.it[212.78.3.8]:25, delay=980, delays=979/0.25/0.31/0.19, dsn=4.1.8, status=deferred (host mx.promo.it[212.78.3.8] said: 450 4.1.8 <root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>: Sender address rejected: Domain not found (in reply to RCPT TO command))
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/qmgr[25987]: B198E1D189D: from=<root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>, size=2349, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/smtp[10609]: F2AB11D1736: to=<blue@oasi.asti.it>, relay=oasi.asti.it[85.18.58.110]:25, delay=1071, delays=1070/0.09/0.41/0.16, dsn=4.1.8, status=deferred (host oasi.asti.it[85.18.58.110] said: 450 4.1.8 <root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>: Sender address rejected: Domain not found (in reply to RCPT TO command))
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/qmgr[25987]: BE90C1D1A72: from=<root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>, size=2352, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/qmgr[25987]: B8A161D1B86: from=<root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>, size=2360, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Nov 1 07:49:19 starfleet postfix/smtp[19887]: C594B1D1C23: to=<nvl@nvl.lt>, relay=mail.zebra.lt[212.59.31.115]:25, delay=364, delays=363/0.15/0.61/0.19, dsn=4.1.8, status=deferred (host mail.zebra.lt[212.59.31.115] said: 450 4.1.8 <root@starfleet.theparkerwilmottproject.co.uk>: Sender address rejected: Domain not found (in reply to RCPT TO command))
     
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