Mailscanner/Sendmail Relaying has stopped!!

Dennis Willson taz at
Tue Feb 21 23:02:08 GMT 2006

Have there by any chance been any firewall changes?

Johnny Stork wrote:

> Well I dont know what happened today but here is my setup.
> gateway machine (running MailScanner on RHES4) which accepts all mail 
> for the domain
> This machine is out on the DMZ and so sendmail has a routing table 
> entry to send all mail for our domain, back into an internal Scalix 
> Mail server. Below is a "normal" maillog entry when it was working. 
> You can see the mail getting relayed correctly to the internal mail 
> server,
> Feb 19 04:23:15 gateway sendmail[23338]: k1JCN1uL020946: 
> to=<stork at>, delay=00:00:13, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=esmtp, 
> pri=177672, [], dsn=2.0.0, 
> stat=Sent (Ok)
> But now, for some reason, MailScanner/Sendmail is not relaying the 
> mail it receives, back into the primary mail server, 
> Instead it is trying to send it back out to 
> itself basically
> Feb 21 14:20:06 gateway sendmail[11683]: k1LMHrqI011613: 
> to=<stork at>, delay=00:02:12, xdelay=00:02:00, mailer=esmtp, 
> pri=177260, relay=smtp. [], dsn=4.0.0, 
> stat=Deferred: Connection timed out with
> All my mail is piling up in the sendmail que. Any suggestions??? I am 
> in panic mode
> _______________________________
> Johnny Stork
> Information & Technology Manager
> Provincial Blood Coordinating Office
> 604-806-8840

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