Mailing List SIMS@mail.stalker.com Message #14900
From: Aron S. Spencer <aron@r8ix.com>
Subject: Re: Mail to me bouncing
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 22:06:54 -0500
To: SIMS Discussions <SIMS@mail.stalker.com>
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I thought I already removed that secondary reference... It's gone now. On the other hand, why might my SIMS be taking so long to answer? (aside from the fact that it's running on an old Powermac 6100/60!)

On Dec 20, 2004, at 9:33 PM, Bill Cole wrote:

At 8:55 PM -0500 12/20/04, Aron S. Spencer  imposed structure on a stream of electrons, yielding:
Somebody at jelly.toast.net is trying to send email to me and getting the following:

aron@r8ix.com
(Was addressed to aron@r8ix.com)
Delivery failed
550 not local host r8ix.com, not a gateway

What can I do to fix this?


Make the machine you call mail3.r8ix.com accept mail for you.

That error message is not a SIMS message. All your other MX's point to one machine that is a SIMS host and seems to be having some DNS problems, to the point that it is taking a long time (about a minute) to answer the EHLO command, and that MAY be causing some senders to time out. If they manage to get back to mail3, they get this:

toaster:/simslogs root# telnet 64.58.169.101 25
Trying 64.58.169.101...
Connected to mail.inno-tech.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 Welcome to mail.inno-tech.com
ehlo sc1.scconsult.com
250-mail.inno-tech.com says hello
250-SIZE 12582912
250-8BITMIME
250-DSN
250-ETRN
250-AUTH LOGIN CRAM-MD5
250-AUTH=LOGIN
250 EXPN
mail from:<bill@scconsult.com>
250 ok
rcpt to:<aron@r8ix.com>
550 not local host r8ix.com, not a gateway

If you can get that machine to accept and forward mail for you, this particular failure will go away.

I would also suggest figuring out why your main mail server is taking a minute to resolve the name given in a EHLO command.


-- Bill Cole                                  bill@scconsult.com


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Aron S. Spencer
Elizabeth, NJ 07202

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