Mailscanner/Sendmail Relaying has stopped!!

Rob Poe rpoe at
Wed Feb 22 15:41:14 GMT 2006

Someone change your /etc/mail/local-host-names, /etc/mail/relay-domains or /etc/mail/mailertable ??

>>> jstork at 2/21/2006 4:33:50 pm >>>
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

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,

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)

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

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

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