ralphmitchell at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 17:44:25 CEST 2012
Copy for the list, because I forget to select "Reply to All":
I think you probably should not have quotes around that Subject line.
On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 11:29 AM, Ray Reuter <ray.reuter at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well we are getting closer. I am now able to telnet to the server. I tried
> to send mail to the server but kicked off every time i try to do the
> subject line.
> [root at xxxcacti2 ~]# telnet XXXXXXXX.xxx.com 25
> Trying 10.1.72.168...
> Connected to XXXXXXXXX.xxx.com (xx.xx.x.x).
> Escape character is '^]'.
> 220 XXXXXXXXX.lvh.com ESMTP Postfix
> helo XXXXXXXXXX.lvh.com
> 250 XXXXXXX.lvh.com
> MAIL FROM: raymond.reuter at xxx.com
> 250 2.1.0 Ok
> RCPT TO: xymon at xxxxxxx.xxx.com
> 250 2.1.5 Ok
> "SUBJECT: Xymon"
> 221 2.7.0 Error: I can break rules, too. Goodbye.
> Connection closed by foreign host.
> I have the .procmailrc file set up as per the xymon man page, still not
> sure if the "Mailbox" is a directory or file. and the directory structure
> of the xymon home directory looks like this.
> drwxr-xr-x. 2 xymon xymon 4096 Oct 2 11:02 Mailbox
> -rw-r--r--. 1 xymon xymon 0 Oct 1 12:15 procmail.log
> -rwxr-xr-x. 1 xymon xymon 124 Oct 2 11:04 .procmailrc
> This feature is one of the most important to the company I work for and
> have been trying to get it to work for a couple of days now. We even added
> an MX record for the server so mail can be delivered to it directly. Telnet
> works locally and remote.
> Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated, you have all been a huge
> help so far and this monitoring tool has done wonders for this company.
> On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 1:58 AM, Jeremy Laidman <jlaidman at rebel-it.com.au>wrote:
>> On 2 October 2012 02:46, Ray Reuter <ray.reuter at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I am using Centos 6.2
>> By default Centos (aka Red Hat) v6 boxes run postfix (rather than
>> During my install I do not remember installing anything as the mail
>>> transport, but the alerting was working right out of the box from day one.
>> Initially, postfix is configured so it won't accept SMTP connections from
>> off the box. So outbound emails will get sent OK, but incoming emails will
>> not get delivered to the Xymon server.
>> Test this by attempting to telnet to the Xymon server on port 25 from
>> another device, such as a Windows PC, with "telnet xymon.server.name25". If you get a "connection refused" or similar message, than you need
>> to reconfigure Postfix to accept remote connections.
>>> I followed the man page for the mailack and created everything as per
>>> the instructions, but I am not even sure the mail is reaching the server at
>>> this point.
>> Probably not. Have a look at the "STANDARD_CONFIGURATION_README" file
>> that came with Postfix for instructions on setting things up, particularly
>> the "Postfix on a local network" section.
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