on 4/2/04 6:24 PM, X-Istence <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Kurt Bigler wrote:
>> I confirmed that if I kill this process (line from ps output):
>> qmaild 86243 0.0 0.1 904 360 ?? SNJ 3:05PM 0:00.09
>> tcpserver -v -H -R -lvps.breathsense.com -x
>> /var/vpopmail/etc/tcp.smtp.cdb -c200 -u1003 -g1001 0 25 fixcrio
>> that incoming SMTP attempts are greeted by a 5.7.1 error.
>> Does anyone understand how this happens?
>> Kurt Bigler
> Well, considering that is your SMTP service, it looks like another
> server on the same system is taking over, or you configured something wrong.
> since its freebsd, take a look at:
> sockstat -4, and look for port 25 and what process has it in use if you
> kill that process you mentioned.
The plot thickens. sockstat produced no output, apparently a limitation of
the virtual server implementation. Inquiring into this, the parent server
apparently had default processes answering (stupidly) when virtual server
email servers were not running. The administrator fixed this with a quick
configuration change, and now everything behaves as expected.
Thanks for your help, which lead to the resolution. Still a mystery to me
why a default SMTP answerer would respond with 5.7.1. I inquired about that
but got no reply yet.