Postfix now times out??

Jeremy Blonde JeremyBlonde at
Thu Jun 22 22:38:34 IST 2006

Thanks for the reply Drew.

It's now working again, but why and how I have no idea.  I had to modify
the postfix configuration file and then undo the change besides reboot
the machine a few times.  After that it started working again.  Strange.

Jeremy Blonde
Instructional Technology - Server Support
Grant Joint Union School District

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Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 11:02 AM
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Subject: Re: Postfix now times out??

On 22 Jun 2006, at 18:15, Jeremy Blonde wrote:

> I encountered a strange error today with my new MailScanner box that's

> been up and running for a few weeks.
> Postfix now times out when trying to send mail to the box.  The 
> machine still responds to smtp connections, but all of them timeout.  
> The MailScanner and postfix processes are still running, the machine 
> seems to store the message in the "incoming" folder, but doesn't close

> the connection after the ending ".".
> Does anyone have any ideas?

What have you got in your logs? This could well be a DNS issue or some
thing else but the logs should give some clues.


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