Marc Schwartz wrote: > Over the past couple of weeks or so, I have noted new error messages in > Logwatch pertaining to Postfix. [...] > 1 Oct 5 21:38:28 WALL-E postfix/smtp: connect to > ghost.localhost.com[10.11.12.13]:25: Connection timed out 10.11.12.13 is in the private address space. The whole 10.x.x.x block is reserved for use on private networks and should not be routed on the public Internet. That's why Postfix can't connect to that address. It seems like your Postfix has a message that it's trying to deliver to an address in the domain "localhost.com", or some other domain for which the mail server is specified as "ghost.localhost.com". The command "dig ghost.localhost.com SOA" tells me that the authoritative name server for localhost.com is ghost.wraith.com. Its IP address is 22.214.171.124. These commands will tell you more: dig ghost.localhost.com ANY @ghost.wraith.com dig localhost.com ANY @ghost.wraith.com whois 126.96.36.199 whois localhost.com whois wraith.com Publishing domain names that resolve to private addresses does not in itself cause any harm, but if anyone is using such domains in URLs or sending out email with sender addresses in such domains, then that's not a nice thing to do. Björn Persson
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