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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] MTA problems on internal

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] MTA problems on internal
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:48:16 -0600
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Hi Ward,

Ward Vandewege wrote:
> It's only mail to address@hidden that was stuck. That mail is
> configured to be forwarded to address@hidden via
> /etc/aliases.
> But exim on internal didn't know that was its own
> domain/hostname. 

I could tell that it didn't have the right hostname configuration.
But not being familiar with exim meant I didn't know where to debug it.

> In fact someone (in 2011) had hardcoded the old hostname of that machine in
> /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.template... The proper way for a simple exim setup like
> this would have been to use dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config and tell Exim its
> local domain. 
> I removed the hardcoded hostname, updated /etc/exim4/update-exim4.conf.conf
> (which is what dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config does), and redelivered the
> frozen messages.

Yay!  Thanks Ward!


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