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Date:      Wed, 14 Jan 2009 08:51:59 +0100 (CET)
From:      Pieter Donche <Pieter.Donche@ua.ac.be>
To:        Mel <fbsd.questions@rachie.is-a-geek.net>
Cc:        "mail.list freebsd-questions" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: receiving mail
Message-ID:  <Pine.GSO.4.63.0901140844360.850@hmacs.cmi.ua.ac.be>
In-Reply-To: <200901131429.07667.fbsd.questions@rachie.is-a-geek.net>
References:  <Pine.GSO.4.63.0901132255420.9369@hmacs.cmi.ua.ac.be> <200901131429.07667.fbsd.questions@rachie.is-a-geek.net>

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on host1:
$ host -t MX macos.cmi.ua.ac.be
returns no answer

This is the same as with another host on the same subnet, also in the
same zone and on the same switch...  and which does receive a sent mail

---

But, when I try from host1
$ telnet host2.domain.topdom 25

Trying 143.129.75.1...
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused

Op host2.domain.topdom I see sendmail is running:
host2: $ ps -jaxw | grep sendm
smmsp   816     1   816   816    0 Is    ??    0:00.02 sendmail: Queue 
runner@00:30:00 for /var/spool/clientmqueue (sendmail)
root    812     1   812   812    0 Ss    ??    0:00.01 sendmail: accepting 
connections (sendmail)

What's wrong? Why does this not work out of the box ??


On Tue, 13 Jan 2009, Mel wrote:

> On Tuesday 13 January 2009 13:20:33 Pieter Donche wrote:
>
>> 'Returned mail: see transcript for details":
>>
>>     ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
>> <user@host2.domain.topdom>
>>
>>     ----- Transcript of session follows -----
>> 550 5.1.2 <user@host2.domain.topdom>... Host unknown (Name server:
>> mailhost.domain.topdom: host not found)
>> -------------
>>
>> host1 and host2 are both behind a firewall, but they are in the same
>> zone (so firewall rules do not apply), both are even connected to same
>> switch and their IPs are in the same subnet.
>> Both have fixed IP address (not DHCP)
>>
>> mailhost.domain.topdom does not exist in DNS, but host1 can send
>> mail to other mailservers all over the world.
>
> MX record for host2.domain.topdom resolves to an unknown
> mailhost.domain.topdom.
> See: host -t MX host2.domain.topdom on host1.domain.topdom.
>
> -- 
> Mel
>
> Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
>    and never get to the software part.
>



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