New MS install is acting very strangely (misconfiguration somewhere)

Chris W. Parker cparker at SWATGEAR.COM
Sun Oct 16 04:24:44 IST 2005


Well I got my new MS box up and running tonight and I was able to send
inbound one email successfully. All further attempts never came through.
The strange part is that maillog says it's delivered successfully.
"Uninfected: Delivered 1 message". Another strange thing is that I can
send emails out with no problem.

(MS is acting as a gateway in front of Exchange 2000.)

When I downed my new MS box and brought back up my old one everything
started flowing normally again. I've checked (and rechecked) my setup in
/etc/mail to no avail. What am I missing?

One last thing is that I use the Message Tracking feature of Exchange to
see if it had actually received any email from my new box and it hadn't
(even though MS reported in /var/log/maillog that the message was

I have not changed any settings on the Exchange box nor did I change any
ip information on the new/old MS boxes. The way I worked it out was by
changing the ip address of the old box and then changing the new box to
the appropriate ip address. (To get them back to normal I did the
opposite of course.)


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