New MS install is acting very strangely (misconfiguration somewhere)

Ugo Bellavance ugob at CAMO-ROUTE.COM
Sun Oct 16 23:30:08 IST 2005

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Chris W. Parker wrote:
> Hello,
> 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
> delivered).
> 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.)
> Thanks!
> Chris.
Maybe running a packet sniffer could help see where it 'delivered' the 
undelivered mail.



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