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Re: sendmail configuration



Gef,
i am trying to configure sendmail on our brand new Linux server.
Its in RHEL AS 4 update 8.

No it didnt workkearlier. Kindly let me know if I had do change any config
parameters?

-Kalyan

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 9:17 PM, Geofrey Rainey
<Geofrey Rainey tvnz co nz>wrote:

> Parse error - that's strange, perhaps your configuration file is
> mangled.
>
> When did you install sendmail? What version? What OS? Has sendmail ever
> worked on this server before? Who has tried to configure it before?
>
> It should look something like this:
>
> [root server logs]# sendmail -v user domain
> Subject: test
> .
> user domain    Connecting to smtp.domain via relay...
> 220 server.domain ESMTP Postfix
> >>> EHLO server.domain
> 250-server.domain
> 250-PIPELINING
> 250-SIZE 10240000
> 250-VRFY
> 250-ETRN
> 250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
> 250-8BITMIME
> 250 DSN
> >>> MAIL From:<user domain> SIZE=14
> 250 2.1.0 Ok
> >>> RCPT To:<user domain>
> >>> DATA
> 250 2.1.5 Ok
> 354 End data with <CR><LF>.<CR><LF>
> >>> .
> 250 2.0.0 Ok: queued as 09D08754F9
> user domain    Sent (Ok: queued as 09D08754F9)
> Closing connection to smtp.domain
> >>> QUIT
> 221 2.0.0 Bye
> [root server logs]#
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
> [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Kalyan Sundar
> Sent: Wednesday, 16 September 2009 3:07 a.m.
> To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> Subject: Re: sendmail configuration
>
> Gef,
> below command throws an error:
>
> sendmail -v
> kalyan.sundu@<domain_name>.com<kalyan sundu %3Cdomain_name%3E com>
> <domain name>.com: Name server timeout
> kalyan.sundu@<domain_name>.com <kalyan sundu %3Cdomain_name%3E com>...
>  Transient parse error -- message queued for future delivery
>
> Thanks,
> kalyan
>
> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 8:06 PM, Geofrey Rainey
> <Geofrey Rainey tvnz co nz>wrote:
>
> > Please past the output of this command:
> >
> > Sendmail -v username domain com
> > Subject: test
> > .
> >
> >
> > (ie, -v will give verbose output, type in the Subject line as shown,
> and
> > then on the newline, put a period character, and push enter, then it
> > should
> > Start the connection and you'll get the output.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
> > [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Kalyan Sundar
> >  Sent: Wednesday, 16 September 2009 2:34 a.m.
> > To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> > Subject: Re: sendmail configuration
> >
> > Gef,
> > Please find the o/p below:
> >
> >
> > telnet mx 25
> > Trying 192.168.5.26...
> > Connected to mx.<domain>.com (192.168.5.26).
> > Escape character is '^]'.
> > 220 mx.<domain>.com ESMTP Postfix
> > Thanks,
> > Kalyan
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 8:00 PM, Geofrey Rainey
> > <Geofrey Rainey tvnz co nz>wrote:
> >
> > > Please confirm that you can talk to the relay server on port 25. You
> > can
> > > use the telnet program to do this:
> > >
> > > # telnet mailserver 25
> > >
> > >  - you should get a banner, please paste the output here.
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
> > > [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Kalyan Sundar
> > >  Sent: Wednesday, 16 September 2009 12:59 a.m.
> > > To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> > > Subject: Re: sendmail configuration
> > >
> > > Gef,
> > > Even the sendmail.cf reflects the same value.
> > >
> > > -kalyan
> > >
> > > On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 6:24 PM, Geofrey Rainey
> > > <Geofrey Rainey tvnz co nz>wrote:
> > >
> > > > Okay, and what is the value in your sendmail.cf?
> > > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
> > > > [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Kalyan Sundar
> > > >  Sent: Wednesday, 16 September 2009 12:53 a.m.
> > > > To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> > > > Subject: Re: sendmail configuration
> > > >
> > > > below is the entry i got in submit.cf . I have just blanked out
> > domain
> > > > name.
> > > >
> > > > # "Smart" relay host (may be null)
> > > > DSmx.<domainname>.com
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Kalyan
> > > > On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 6:17 PM, Geofrey Rainey
> > > > <Geofrey Rainey tvnz co nz>wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Please paste here exactly what the "DS" directive line says in
> > > > > submit.cf.
> > > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
> > > > > [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Kalyan
> Sundar
> > > > > Sent: Wednesday, 16 September 2009 12:12 a.m.
> > > > > To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> > > > > Subject: Re: sendmail configuration
> > > > >
> > > > > Hi Gef,
> > > > > Thanks once again.
> > > > >
> > > > > yes... after the configuration mailer=esmtp got changed to
> > > > mailer=relay
> > > > > but
> > > > > the relay is still pointing to root localhost
> > > > >
> > > > > relay=root localhost . How do I point relay to my smtp server.
> > > kindly
> > > > > advice.
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > kalyan
> > > > >
> > > > > On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 5:08 PM, Geofrey Rainey
> > > > > <Geofrey Rainey tvnz co nz>wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > After you've made those changes, search inside the newly
> created
> > > > file
> > > > > > for:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > # "Smart" relay host (may be null)
> > > > > > DSrelay-name.domain.com <http://dsrelay-name.domain.com/> <
> http://dsrelay-name.domain.com/> <
> > http://dsrelay-name.domain.com/> <
> > > http://dsrelay-name.domain.com/> <
> > > > http://dsrelay-name.domain.com/> <
> > > > > http://dsrelay-name.domain.com/>
> > > > >  >
> > > > > > What do you find?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > > From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
> > > > > > [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Kalyan
> > Sundar
> > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, 15 September 2009 11:29 p.m.
> > > > > > To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> > > > > >  Subject: Re: sendmail configuration
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Hi Gef,
> > > > > > Thanks a lot for your inputs.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I made below mentioned changes to the submit.mc and configured
> > > > > > submit.cf.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > But still the sendmail uses the relay=root localhost and the
> > > > > stat=queued
> > > > > > ,
> > > > > > mailer=esmtp.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > yes, I just need to send mails .please let me know if i am
> > missing
> > > > any
> > > > > > other
> > > > > > configurations
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > kalyan
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 4:40 PM, Geofrey Rainey
> > > > > > <Geofrey Rainey tvnz co nz>wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Are you using mail to both receive and send, or only send?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > If you're using it to only send mail, then do the following:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Go to /etc/mail, here you should find a file called
> submit.mc
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Edit this file and update the parameter and add something
> like
> > > > this
> > > > > > > anywhere to the file:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > define('SMART_HOST','relay.domain.com')dnl
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > And if there's an entry containing something like 'SMTP',
> > > > > '127.0.0.1'
> > > > > > > etc, comment it out by preceding it with dnl (or removing it
> > or
> > > > > > > whatever).
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Then type the following:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > # m4 submit.mc > submit.cf
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > (You'll need to ensure two packages are installed for this,
> > > > > > sendmail-cf
> > > > > > > and m4)
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > If you're using sendmail to receive mail, submit
> > sendmail.mc/cf
> > > > for
> > > > > > each
> > > > > > > submit.mc/cf above, then restart sendmail.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > > > From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
> > > > > > > [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Kalyan
> > > Sundar
> > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, 15 September 2009 10:58 p.m.
> > > > > > > To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> > > > > > > Subject: sendmail configuration
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Hi All,
> > > > > > > I am trying to configure sendmail on Linux server.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > After the configuration the maillog show below message:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Sep 15 12:19:30 ebizrep sendmail[31924]: n8F8GoWo031924:
> > > > from=root,
> > > > > > > size=70,
> > > > > > > class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> 200909150817.n8F8H5Us031927@<servername>.domain.com<200909150817.n8F8H5U
> > > > > > > s031927 %3Cservername%3E domain com <http://3e.domain.com/> <
> http://3e.domain.com/>
> <
> > http://3e.domain.com/> <
> > > http://3e.domain.com/> <
> > > > http://3e.domain.com/> <
> > > > > http://3e.domain.com/> <
> > > > > > http://3e.domain.com/>>>,
> > > > > > > relay=root localhost
> > > > > > > Sep 15 12:19:30 ebizrep sendmail[31924]: n8F8GoWo031924:
> > > > > > > to=<mail_id>@<domain>.com
> <to=%3Cmail_id%3E %3Cdomain%3E com>,
> > > > > > > delay=00:02:40, mailer=esmtp, pri=30070, dsn=4.4.3,
> > stat=queued
> > > > > > > Sep 15 12:19:45 ebizrep sendmail[31927]: n8F8H5Us031927:
> > > > from=root,
> > > > > > > size=83,
> > > > > > > class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> 200909150817.n8F8H5Us031927@<servername>.domain.com<200909150817.n8F8H5U
> > > > > > > s031927 %3Cservername%3E domain com <http://3e.domain.com/> <
> http://3e.domain.com/>
> <
> > http://3e.domain.com/> <
> > > http://3e.domain.com/> <
> > > > http://3e.domain.com/> <
> > > > > http://3e.domain.com/> <
> > > > > > http://3e.domain.com/>>>,
> > > > > >  > relay=root localhost
> > > > > > > Sep 15 12:19:45 ebizrep sendmail[31927]: n8F8H5Us031927:
> > > > > > > to=<mail_id>@<domain>.com
> <to=%3Cmail_id%3E %3Cdomain%3E com>,
> > > > > > > delay=00:02:40, mailer=esmtp, pri=30083, dsn=4.4.3,
> > stat=queued
> > > > > > > The mail status is showing as queued which makes me think
> that
> > > > the
> > > > > > > sendmail
> > > > > > > configuarion is not properly done.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > how to I make the existing mail=esmtp to mailer=relay and
> > > > > > > relay=root localhost to relay=<smtpserver.domain.com>
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I am new to this topic. Kindly give your inputs which ll be
> > very
> > > > > > helpful
> > > > > > > to
> > > > > > > proceed further.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > > Kalyan
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