Sending mail to ibm.net probs

Sending mail to ibm.net probs

Post by Bill Dosset » Wed, 29 May 1996 04:00:00



I am stumped, for lack of knowledge no doubt...

I am running slackware linux, kernel 1.2.5

I can't mail to any addresses on ibm.net
I can mail to most other addresses.

Mail sits in my mail queue saying

reply: read error from mx01.ny.us.ibm.net

This happens when I use elm to mail and
when users using Eudora use my Linux
box as a mail host.

What gets me is that I can run sendmail by
hand and mail to ibm.net addresses using


and this test message gets there fine (from the
same Linux system)  

I presumed that this would be the way that elm would use
sendmail more or less, but I can't seem to get the debug
function of elm to work so I can see what is happening...
I think my sendmail.cf is more or less ok, I mail to
places all over the world...  enough babble, any help
would be hugely appreciated.

oh yeah finally, I noticed that the Mail Exchangers
for ibm.net are both preference 10 ( I thought you
weren't supposed to have two mail exchangers with
the same preference?... but I don't think that
is what is breaking it.)

$billz
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1. Can send mail out but can't send mail in?

Hello all,

What is the possible cause that I can't send mail in but
can send mail out.

The machine was called   trinity.mse.vt.edu
and now it's called      mishin.async.vt.edu.
 Telent and ftp are OK.

If I want to send mail from birch.ee.vt.edu
into this box, I got the error message:
-------------
From Mailer-Daemon Sun Oct 22 17:14:57 1995
Return-Path: <Mailer-Daemon>
Received: from trinity.mse.vt.edu (mishin.async.vt.edu) by birch.ee.vt.edu (4.1/SMI-4.1)
        id AA11008; Sun, 22 Oct 95 17:14:53 EDT
Received: from trinity.mse.vt.edu by trinity.mse.vt.edu with bsmtp
        (Smail3.1.28.1 #9) id m0t6ksE-0004DQC; Sat, 21 Oct 95 16:50 EDT

Date: Sat, 21 Oct 95 16:50 EDT


Subject: mail failed, returning to sender

Status: RO

|------------------------- Failed addresses follow: ---------------------|

|------------------------- Message text follows: ------------------------|
Received: from trinity.mse.vt.edu by trinity.mse.vt.edu with smtp
        (Smail3.1.28.1 #9) id m0t6ksE-0004DPC; Sat, 21 Oct 95 16:50 EDT
Received: from trinity.mse.vt.edu by trinity.mse.vt.edu with smtp
        (Smail3.1.28.1 #9) id m0t6ksD-0004DOC; Sat, 21 Oct 95 16:50 EDT
Received: from trinity.mse.vt.edu by trinity.mse.vt.edu with smtp
        (Smail3.1.28.1 #9) id m0t6ksD-0004DPC; Sat, 21 Oct 95 16:50 EDT
Received: from trinity.mse.vt.edu by trinity.mse.vt.edu with smtp
        (Smail3.1.28.1 #9) id m0t6ksD-0004DOC; Sat, 21 Oct 95 16:50 EDT
----------------------

any comments or suggestions will be appreciated.

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Virginia Tech
EE Department
Graduate Student
Ta-Cheng Lin

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