That sounds like you have a dns issue. Make sure the server is
able to resolve properly and to test if you have a problem with
the mtu set the interface to a lower value. The lowest being 576
with something like ifconfig eth0 mtu 576. But from what you just
said, I would probably be looking at dns as well.
>From: Natter [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>Sent: Thursday, 22 July 2004 12:59 AM
>To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>Subject: RE: [vchkpw] qmail smtp problem
>Well, now I have to figure out what a DF bit is...
>I use a linksys wirless router for my router. How
>would I remove the DF bit on my router?
>I see the request coming into the qmail-smtp/current
>What I do notice when I do a tail on the smtp file is
>when an email first comes in, I see the: tcpserver: ok
>but for some reason, it takes a long time to deliver
>that test email. 3-5 minutes... to show up in my
>Also, I just tried to telnet to port 25 and do the
>smtp commands and it was just hanging:
>telnet my-server 25
>Trying <my ip>...
>Connected to <my domain>.
>Escape character is '^]'.
>MAIL FROM: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>It was not responding at all...
>--- Shane Chrisp <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> The last time I had this same error it turned out
>> that it was broken
>> routers/hosts upstream from me that was setting the
>> DF bit. I just
>> dropped the MTU on the qmail box and all was sweet
>> again. Since then
>> I have put in a new IOS on the cisco router and I
>> now remove the DF bit
>> at the border.
>> May not be your problem but would still be worth
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >From: Natter [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>> >Sent: Thursday, 22 July 2004 12:19 AM
>> >To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>> >Subject: [vchkpw] qmail smtp problem
>> >I'm posting to this list because I don't know if
>> >is a qmail problem or a vpopmail problem:
>> >I have a problem with my qmail smtp server but I
>> >figure out what is causing the problem.
>> >I've had 5 people so far that have complained that
>> >they are getting rejected messages back when trying
>> >send to me.
>> >Here is the mesage
>> >>Connection timed out:
>> >>SMTP timeout while connected to [my ip address]
>> >>initial connection: retry timeout exceeded
>> >Now, I know that me and the other people that have
>> >email accounts on my server get 100s of emails a
>> >It's just from a select few that can't seem to send
>> >email. (but I can send them email with no problems)
>> >Also, I use the unix program called 'mon' to do
>> >monitoring and it times out when testing my server,
>> >yet it works great with other qmail
>> >servers I've built.
>> >./smtp.monitor <my ip address>
>> ><my ip address>: Connection timed out
>> >I can telnet to my server and type in smtp commands
>> >manually and it works fine.
>> >I just got done reinstalling qmail and I still have
>> >the same problem.
>> >Anyone have any ideas?
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