mail deferring incorrectly?
I'm using Postfix 2.2.5. My mail to xxx@... is sitting in the
outbound queue (for hours) with error message:
(delivery temporarily suspended: connect to
mx2.ast-uk.com[18.104.22.168]: Connection timed out)
However, if I check dig I see:
;; ANSWER SECTION:
ast-uk.com. 13471 IN MX 20 mx2.ast-uk.com.
ast-uk.com. 13471 IN MX 10 mx.ast-uk.com.
A quick test shows that mx2 is there, but times out on a telnet to 25.
However, mx is working fine.
Q: How come postfix continuously tries only the highest priority MX and
is never failing over to the secondary MX? How can I make it do so in
this case (clearly mx2 is dead, but not dead enough..)
> You have shown no evidence that Postfix does not first try the primaryOh bother - sorry yes of course (once again) you are absolutely
> MX, and if you check your logs closely, you will find that it does.
correct. Failure to read the log files
Sorry for the noise - thanks for your endless help and attention Victor