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Re: [monit] monit's SMTP client spraying stuff around?

From: Martin Pala
Subject: Re: [monit] monit's SMTP client spraying stuff around?
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2008 15:29:10 +0200

The outgoing alert messages from monit don't do such activity (it behave like normal SMTP client) - the messages appear in policy server log because monit is configured to monitor your policy server.

The protocol test "postfix-policy" sends the request which contains the triplet seen in your logs:

int check_postfix_policy(Socket_T s) {

 char buf[STRLEN];


   "\n") < 0) {
   LogError("POSTFIX-POLICY: error sending data -- %s\n", STRERROR);
   return FALSE;

=> monit is watching policy server because it was configured to do so, please check your monit configuration.


On Sep 25, 2008, at 5:53 AM, Len Conrad wrote:

We have monit setup to send to a remote mail server, NOT to localhost. That works fine.

However, we find what looks like monit's stuff in postgrey's logging:

Sep 24 21:45:20 mx1 postgrey[785]: 2008/09/24-21:45:20 CONNECT TCP Peer: "" Local: ""

Sep 24 21:45:20 mx1 postgrey[785]: action=pass, reason=triplet found,, client_address=, sender=
address@hidden, address@hidden

mx1# egrep -ic '' /var/log/maillog

how/why is monit apparently sending to policy-server:10023?

btw, our policy servers are after permit_mynetworks. I put in mynetworks, but that doesn't stop these log lines. I don't think this traffic is going through postfix at all.


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