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3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2012 4:01 AM by muvvas RSS

[sendmail] unable to relay

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Hi Experts,

I have a problem which I can't send email from my solaris box
here is the condition :

- I have 1 solaris box with ip address x.x.x.x and hostname ABC.com
- I have 1 email server with ip address y.y.y.y and hostname DEF.com, i have account on this server test@DEF.com

this is my sendmail.cf :
=====================================
Cwlocalhost
# file containing names of hosts for which we receive email
Fw/etc/mail/local-host-names

# my official domain name
# ... define this only if sendmail cannot automatically determine your domain
#Dj$DEF.com

# host/domain names ending with a token in class P are canonical
CP.

# "Smart" relay host (may be null)
DS[y.y.y.y]
====================================

when i want to send email by using "/usr/bin/mailx -v test@DEF.com" --> appears some error notification :

550 5.7.1 Unable to relay
503 5.5.2 Need rcpt command

I tried to capture the log from /var/log/syslog
========================================================================================
ABC.com sendmail[10336]: [ID 702911 mail.error] dangerous permissions=40777 on queue directory /var/spool/clientmqueue/

ABC.com sendmail[10336]: [ID 801593 mail.info] qBB3xCRp010336: from=root, size=95, class=0, nrcpts=1, msgid=<201212110359.qBB3xCRp010336@ABC.com>, relay=root@localhost

ABC.com sendmail[10336]: [ID 801593 mail.info] qBB3xCRp010336: to=test@DEF.com, ctladdr=root (0/0), delay=00:00:05, xdelay=00:00:05, mailer=relay, pri=30095, relay=DEF.com. [y.y.y.y], dsn=5.7.1, stat=User unknown

ABC.com sendmail[10336]: [ID 801593 mail.info] qBB3xCRq010336: to=root, delay=00:00:10, xdelay=00:00:10, mailer=relay, pri=31119, relay=DEF.com. [y.y.y.y], dsn=5.7.1, stat=User unknown

ABC.com sendmail[10336]: [ID 801593 mail.info] qBB3xCRq010336: qBB3xCRr010336: return to sender: User unknown

ABC.com sendmail[10336]: [ID 801593 mail.info] qBB3xCRr010336: to=postmaster, delay=00:00:10, xdelay=00:00:10, mailer=relay, pri=32143, relay=DEF.com. [y.y.y.y], dsn=5.7.1, stat=User unknown
=============================================================================================================

Any help will be appreciate :)

Regards,
Fahrul

Edited by: 971924 on Dec 10, 2012 8:50 PM
  • 1. Re: [sendmail] unable to relay
    muvvas Explorer
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    hi change the permissions like this on /clientmqueue

    bash-3.2# ls -ld /var/spool/clientmqueue/
    drwxrwx--- 2 smmsp smmsp 95 Dec 11 10:31 /var/spool/clientmqueue/

    add the relay server ip adn host name in /etc/hosts

    is ur soalris box was added to exchange relay?
  • 2. Re: [sendmail] unable to relay
    974927 Newbie
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    Hi muvvas,

    I've try your way, but it appears the same:
    ABC.com sendmail[27281]: [ID 702911 mail.error] dangerous permissions=40777 on queue directory /var/spool/clientmqueue/
    And I already add relay ip address on /etc/hosts

    However, what do you mean about add my solaris box into exchange server?

    Pardon me if I'm wrong, noob :)

    regards,
    fahrul
  • 3. Re: [sendmail] unable to relay
    muvvas Explorer
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    will you please give the o/p


    ls -ld /var/spool/clientmqueue/

    please ask ur mail team,whetehr ur soalris box is allowd to send mails (they have to add ur soalris box as relay)

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