[hobbit] Service smtp on xxxxxx is not OK : Unexpected service response

Geoff Hallford geoff.hallford at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 18:52:52 CEST 2008

I have also seen this happen when the response is slow from the mail server
to show the 220 message. It does show it but is slow for some reason. I
create a new service called smtp-slow by adding the following and then
configure the bb-hosts entry with 'smtp-slow' instead of smtp. Just a

This way it doesn't require a 220 response but if it gets a valid
"connection" it is okay. If it can't open a connection, it goes red. It does
limit the amount of app validation but it is the only thing that worked in
my case.

   send "mail\r\nquit\r\n"
   options banner
   port 25

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 12:31 PM, Andrew Clarke <andrew at bccit.co.uk> wrote:

> As it happens, there are PIXs between the hobbit server & all the
> Exchange servers. However, they've all been there for ages (years in
> some cases).
> I'll have a chat with our resident Cisco guru & see if he made any
> changes at our end around 6th June, when things stopped working.
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> From: Rob MacGregor [mailto:rob.macgregor at gmail.com]
> You wouldn't happen to have a Cisco PIX/ASA between the hobbit host and
> the mail server, with it configured to do "fixup"?  Those are known for
> breaking things ;)
>  Rob MacGregor
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