Virtual Mailbox directories not being created

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by casest, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. casest

    casest New Member

    I followed the instructions (http://www.howtoforge.com/virtual-users-and-domains-with-postfix-ubuntu-7.10) to create a Virtual Mail server using Postfix on Ubuntu 8.04. Installation went without any error other than the ones already noted in the howto for dcc, which I skipped over. The issue I seem to be having has to do with directory creation.

    [email protected]:/etc/postfix# telnet localhost pop3
    Trying 127.0.0.1...
    Connected to localhost.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    +OK Hello there.
    user [email protected]
    +OK Password required.
    pass 123456
    -ERR chdir buduru.net/sales/ failed
    Connection closed by foreign host.
    [email protected]:/etc/postfix#

    I have tried creating these directories by hand; however, I eventually gave up and figured something must have been missed some where during the installation. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Stephen
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  3. casest

    casest New Member

    That makes sense, from what I can tell all the messages are backing up in the queue, any thoughts? the status message I see for each message in the queue is: delivery temporarily suspended: connect to 127.0.0.1[127.0.0.1]:10024: Connection refused.

    Thanks, Stephen
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's the output of
    Code:
    netstat -tap
    ? Make sure that amavisd is running.
     
  5. casest

    casest New Member

    Here is the output.

    Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name
    tcp 0 0 localhost:10025 *:* LISTEN -
    tcp 0 0 localhost:mysql *:* LISTEN -
    tcp 0 0 *:webmin *:* LISTEN -
    tcp 0 0 *:www *:* LISTEN -
    tcp 0 0 *:smtp *:* LISTEN -
    tcp6 0 0 [::]:imaps [::]:* LISTEN -
    tcp6 0 0 [::]:pop3s [::]:* LISTEN -
    tcp6 0 0 [::]:pop3 [::]:* LISTEN -
    tcp6 0 0 [::]:2222 [::]:* LISTEN -
    tcp6 0 0 [::]:imap2 [::]:* LISTEN -
    tcp6 0 52 192.168.1.3%134645:2222 192.168.1.8%8191:1272 ESTABLISHED -

    As you were hinting to amavis was not running. When I try and start it manually I get the following error. Any ideas, currently I have the server at home while I get it ready to take down to the hosting facility where it will be given a fixed ip, fqdn and a listing in dns.

    Starting amavisd: The value of variable $myhostname is "ubuntu-mail1", but should have been
    a fully qualified domain name; perhaps uname(3) did not provide such.
    You must explicitly assign a FQDN of this host to variable $myhostname
    in /etc/amavis/conf.d/05-node_id, or fix what uname(3) provides as a host's
    network name!
    (failed).

    Thanks, Stephen
     
  6. casest

    casest New Member

    I've edited 05-note_id as follows.

    ...
    #chomp($myhostname = `hostname --fqdn`);
    ...
    $myhostname = "buduru.net";
    ...

    So far this has resolved the issue with amavisd not starting; however it brings up a new issue. I'm able to send email successfully but now they are just bouncing and being remove and as far as I can tell are no longer in the system. Here are the entries from /var/log/mail.info

    Nov 6 09:30:23 ubuntu-mail1 postfix/qmgr[8115]: 6BC4C15A2222: from=<[email protected]>, size=230273, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Nov 6 09:30:23 ubuntu-mail1 postfix/smtpd[8505]: connect from localhost[127.0.0.1]
    Nov 6 09:30:23 ubuntu-mail1 postfix/smtpd[8505]: E7F0015A2232: client=localhost[127.0.0.1]
    Nov 6 09:30:23 ubuntu-mail1 postfix/cleanup[8501]: E7F0015A2232: message-id=<[email protected]>
    Nov 6 09:30:23 ubuntu-mail1 postfix/qmgr[8115]: E7F0015A2232: from=<[email protected]>, size=230695, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Nov 6 09:30:23 ubuntu-mail1 postfix/smtpd[8505]: disconnect from localhost[127.0.0.1]
    Nov 6 09:30:23 ubuntu-mail1 amavis[8422]: (08422-01) Passed CLEAN, LOCAL [192.168.1.8] [192.168.1.8] <[email protected]> -> <[email protected]>, Message-ID: <[email protected]>, mail_id: GZV7Sb1lZa9d, Hits: -, size: 230273, queued_as: E7F0015A2232, 293 ms
    Nov 6 09:30:24 ubuntu-mail1 postfix/smtp[8502]: 6BC4C15A2222: to=<[email protected]>, relay=127.0.0.1[127.0.0.1]:10024, delay=0.58, delays=0.27/0.01/0.01/0.29, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 2.0.0 Ok: queued as E7F0015A2232)
    Nov 6 09:30:24 ubuntu-mail1 postfix/qmgr[8115]: 6BC4C15A2222: removed
    Nov 6 09:30:24 ubuntu-mail1 postfix/smtp[8506]: E7F0015A2232: to=<[email protected]>, relay=none, delay=0.19, delays=0.04/0.02/0.13/0, dsn=5.4.4, status=bounced (Host or domain name not found. Name service error for name=mail.buduru.net type=A: Host not found)
    Nov 6 09:30:24 ubuntu-mail1 postfix/cleanup[8501]: 251A215A2237: message-id=<[email protected]>
    Nov 6 09:30:24 ubuntu-mail1 postfix/qmgr[8115]: 251A215A2237: from=<>, size=2969, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
    Nov 6 09:30:24 ubuntu-mail1 postfix/bounce[8507]: E7F0015A2232: sender non-delivery notification: 251A215A2237
    Nov 6 09:30:24 ubuntu-mail1 postfix/qmgr[8115]: E7F0015A2232: removed
    Nov 6 09:30:24 ubuntu-mail1 postfix/smtp[8506]: 251A215A2237: to=<[email protected]>, relay=none, delay=0.07, delays=0.03/0/0.03/0, dsn=5.4.4, status=bounced (Host or domain name not found. Name service error for name=mail.buduru.net type=A: Host not found)
    Nov 6 09:30:24 ubuntu-mail1 postfix/qmgr[8115]: 251A215A2237: removed
    Nov 6 09:30:26 ubuntu-mail1 postfix/smtpd[8497]: disconnect from unknown[192.168.1.8]
    Nov 6 09:33:46 ubuntu-mail1 postfix/anvil[8499]: statistics: max connection rate 1/60s for (smtp:192.168.1.8) at Nov 6 09:30:23
    Nov 6 09:33:46 ubuntu-mail1 postfix/anvil[8499]: statistics: max connection count 1 for (smtp:192.168.1.8) at Nov 6 09:30:23
    Nov 6 09:33:46 ubuntu-mail1 postfix/anvil[8499]: statistics: max cache size 1 at Nov 6 09:30:23

    Stephen
     
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Please create an A record for mail.buduru.net.
     
  8. casest

    casest New Member

    Will do. I take it the system is automatically assuming the server will be called mail.buduru.net considering I only entered it as buduru.net during the setup.
     
  9. hostchecker

    hostchecker New Member

    thats an odd one probably something simple though
    [​IMG]
     

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