[Mailman-Users] Postfix error

Mentor Cana mentor at alb-net.com
Thu Aug 2 23:23:44 CEST 2001

If this happened today in the early hours of the morning till little bit
after noon (EST), and you had enable any of the spam blocking features to
used mail-abuse.org, than you are not the only one. Apparently, the
mail-abuse.org (or part of it) might have been down. At least this is my

My mailman stopped delivering suddenly for the entire morning. It did
start again OK after after i removed the reject_maps_rbl from the
smtpd_sender_restrictions .

This is what I think it happened... but then , who knows :)


On Thu, 2 Aug 2001, at 17:26 -0400, Bob Puff at NLE wrote:
 > Hey gang,
 > On a list that has been working flawlessly for 6 months, this morning it suddenly stopped.  I got an email from Postfix (2-28-2001 version) with:
 > Transcript of session follows.
 >  Out: 220 main.nlenet.net ESMTP Postfix
 >  In:  ehlo main.nlenet.net
 >  Out: 250-main.nlenet.net
 >  Out: 250-PIPELINING
 >  Out: 250-SIZE 10240000
 >  Out: 250-ETRN
 >  Out: 250 8BITMIME
 >  In:  mail FROM:<sac-admin at list.domain.com> size=2760
 >  Out: 250 Ok
 >  In:  rcpt TO:<user1 at home.com>
 >  Out: 250 Ok
 > (deleted lots of people)
 >  In:  rcpt TO:<luser110 at aol.com>
 >  Out: 250 Ok
 >  In:  data
 >  Out: 354 End data with <CR><LF>.<CR><LF>
 >  Out: 451 Error: queue file write error
 >  In:  rset
 >  Out: 250 Ok
 >  In:  quit
 >  Out: 221 Bye
 > No message was collected successfully.
 > I am running Mailman 2.0.1 on this particular list.  Checked the mailman logs, and just found that it couldn't deliver messages to postfix.  Checked the Postfix log, and really didn't find anything... I see where the messages came in, but nothing was sent out.  Checked the archives - no new messages.  Looked in the locks directory - aha, locks!  Deleted them, they came back the next minute.  Tried this a couple times, no go.
 > All the while Postfix was sending and receiving mail fine, including other Mailman lists (on a separate install).
 > After mailing myself a copy of my postfix log, I got a few more emails like the above, then bam, it kicked back in, delivering all the backed up mail!  Been working ok ever since.
 > What happened???  I had plenty of space (and free inodes) on /var, which was the only thing I could come up with from looking at postfix.org.
 > Bob
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