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Re: mutt/exim DNS problems?
- From: "Pierre A. Humblet" <Pierre dot Humblet at ieee dot org>
- To: Lester Ingber <ingber at ingber dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 11:33:54 -0400
- Subject: Re: mutt/exim DNS problems?
- References: <20030618105745.A67029@ingber.com>
Lester Ingber wrote:
> Below is the log of the output.
OK lester, there are a few interesting pieces of info.
You are using the dns server "192.168.111.1"
DNS lookup of alumni.caltech.edu (MX) gave NO_DATA
DNS lookup of alumni.caltech.edu (A) succeeded
18.104.22.168 in "0.0.0.0 : 127.0.0.0/8"? no (end of list)
i.e. alumni.caltech.edu has no special mailer exchange
but uses the regular address 22.214.171.124
I have verified that a mail server is responding at that
address. Its HELO name is alumnus.caltech.edu
checking status of alumni.caltech.edu
opened hints database /var/spool/exim/db/retry: flags=0
no message retry record
address match: firstname.lastname@example.org pattern=*
alumni.caltech.edu in "*"? yes (matched "*")
*@alumni.caltech.edu in "*"? yes (matched "*")
retry time not reached: checking ultimate address timeout
alumni.caltech.edu [126.96.36.199] status = unusable
This means that there have been previous failures reaching
alumni.caltech.edu and that exim won't even try for now.
There must be a switch to bypass that delay but simply
deleting /var/spool/exim/db/retry and running the test again
should do the trick.
Make a note of its ownership/permissions and restore them
after the test, because the file will be recreated under your
name, and no the one of the mailserver (SYSTEM, probably).
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