Re: Dead Destination configuration
- On 2011-12-01 08:35, DN Singh wrote:
> Hello Group,Why ?
> I am trying some extra configuration for postfix where it would mark
> some destinations as undeliverable. I have found that there are some
> destinations, start deferring the mails (may be greylisting) for a
> particular period of time (times ranging from 1min to 4hrs), and after
> the time window is over, they accept mails properly. So, I would like
> to configure per-destination dead time limit, where Postfix would not
> attempt any delivery at all to a destination for the mentioned time.
SMTP deferral and retry are built into the protocol; they work fine.
The only reason I can think of that would make you want to handle this
manually is if you have such huge volumes that you see actual
Are you seeing performance issues ? Are there delays in delivery to
other destinations ?
On 2011-12-06 10:02, DN Singh wrote:
Can you please name the topic, so I can search about it? It would be of great help.
On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 10:41 PM, Jeroen Geilman <jeroen@...> wrote:On 2011-12-05 15:36, DN Singh wrote:Have you considered that this is because your submission is not 100% flat ?
Yes, I tried to figure it out that way, but the numbers aren't constant.
If you submit or retry in bursts (and when they block you for a fixed period of time after denying access, you WILL see clumping) then why expect their rejections to follow a different pattern ?
As the people with much experience and experimentation on this list suggest, run separate delivery routes - with separate queues - for these slow destinations.
All this is very well documented in the list archives.
There are two solutions you can try: within one instance, or using a separate instance, which will have its own queue.
Within one instance, you can use a so-called *slow transport* to deliver mail to problematic domains at greatly reduced speeds.
The basic theory behind this is described in: http://www.postfix.org/TUNING_README.html#rope
To push mail for example.com to such a slow transport, use a transport_maps entry:
Where myslowtransport is a service defined in master.cf.
The more flexible solution is to set up a second instance of postfix (on an arbitrary internal port, say 127.0.0.1:2525) and push all slow mail to that instance.
You then have complete control over queue lifetimes, backoff schedules, retry mechanisms, custom errors or deferrals, etc etc etc.
(Sorry, I couldn't find a mailing list example in the time it took me to write this :)