[Mailman-Users] Postfix not sending mail

Simon White simon at caperet.com
Tue Dec 16 13:05:45 CET 2003

16-Dec-03 at 12:49, Thomas Murphy (murphy at thepanemgroup.com) wrote :
> Simon White wrote:
> >Setting permissions like that is rarely a good idea. 777 means readable,
> >writable, and executable. You only need something like 644 for aliases,
> >because you run newaliases as root anyway. 777 may, in some cases, cause
> >programs NOT to work due to security checks (file permissions wrong)... 
> hmm jep, im meant 666 not 777 ...

666 is still world writable. You don't need it to be world writable,
just readable. Hence 644.

> >Now, if the aliases are correct, and you have run newaliases, and mail
> >is still going to the catchall, then you'll have to show an extract of
> >your aliases file, the email address you are sending to, and the
> >delivery success in the mail log for any further troubleshooting.
> the email address i am sending is the mailing list:
> netmilk-general at netmilk.de
> and i'm sending from:
> murphy at thepanemgroup.com
> /var/log/mail:
> ----------------------------
> Dec 16 12:48:56 p15135765 postfix/smtpd[1531]: connect from 
> smtprelay01.ispgateway.de[]
> Dec 16 12:48:56 p15135765 postfix/smtpd[1531]: 9AD3234C187: 
> client=smtprelay01.ispgateway.de[]
> Dec 16 12:48:56 p15135765 postfix/cleanup[1532]: 9AD3234C187: 
> message-id=<3FDEEF91.3080605 at thepanemgroup.com>
> Dec 16 12:48:56 p15135765 postfix/qmgr[1240]: 9AD3234C187: 
> from=<murphy at thepanemgroup.com>, size=985, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
> Dec 16 12:48:56 p15135765 postfix/smtpd[1531]: disconnect from 
> smtprelay01.ispgateway.de[]
> Dec 16 12:48:56 p15135765 postfix/local[1534]: 9AD3234C187: 
> to=<web1p1 at p15135765.pureserver.info>, relay=local, delay=0, status=sent 
> (mailbox)
> ----------------------------
> web1p1 is the catchall address

Something is getting rewritten further up the chain. Your logs just show
a message delivered directly to web1p1 at p15135765.pureserver.info so you
need to look at the config a bit harder. I can see that the MX for
netmilk is the same machine, so at least that is OK

root [13:03] simon # host domain name pointer netmilk.de.
root [13:04] simon # host p15135765.pureserver.info
p15135765.pureserver.info has address

So why is the address being rewritten? Are you doing anything with
transport maps, canonical maps, something like that?

Simon White. Internet Consultant, Linux/Windows Server Administration.
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