Debugging exim installation

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Thu Jan 17 15:02:17 MST 2008


On Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 11:28:15AM -0700, Corey Edwards wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-01-17 at 09:30 -0700, Charles Curley wrote:
> > I have two machines running Ubuntu 7.10 and exim 4. I can send mail
> > from issola to dzur. dzur apparently doesn't know what to do with it:
> > 
> > 2008-01-17 09:06:25 End queue run: pid=8341
> > 2008-01-17 09:23:40 1JFXWm-0002Co-S6 <= root at issola.localdomain H=issola.localdomain [192.168.1.12] P=esmtp S=556 id=E1JFXWf-0008GV-00 at issola.localdomain
> > 2008-01-17 09:23:40 1JFXWm-0002Co-S6 ** ccurley at dzur.localdomain: Unrouteable address
> > 2008-01-17 09:23:40 1JFXWm-0002Cq-Ul <= <> R=1JFXWm-0002Co-S6 U=Debian-exim P=local S=1369
> > 2008-01-17 09:23:40 1JFXWm-0002Cq-Ul ** root at issola.localdomain: Unrouteable address
> > 2008-01-17 09:23:40 1JFXWm-0002Cq-Ul Frozen (delivery error message)
> > 2008-01-17 09:23:40 1JFXWm-0002Co-S6 Completed
> 
> The best way to debug Exim is using -bh, "exim -bh 192.168.1.12". You
> can then step through a simulated SMTP session all the while Exim will
> tell you what it is doing. If you need help interpreting the output,
> please feel free to post it and I'll take a look.

I'm glad you know what this means....

root at dzur:/var/log/exim4# exim -bh 192.168.1.12

**** SMTP testing session as if from host 192.168.1.12
**** but without any ident (RFC 1413) callback.
**** This is not for real!

>>> host in hosts_connection_nolog? no (option unset)
>>> host in host_lookup? yes (matched "*")
>>> looking up host name for 192.168.1.12
>>> IP address lookup yielded issola.localdomain
>>> gethostbyname2 looked up these IP addresses:
>>>   name=issola.localdomain address=192.168.1.12
>>> checking addresses for issola.localdomain
>>>   192.168.1.12 OK
>>> host in host_reject_connection? no (option unset)
>>> host in sender_unqualified_hosts? no (option unset)
>>> host in recipient_unqualified_hosts? no (option unset)
>>> host in helo_verify_hosts? no (option unset)
>>> host in helo_try_verify_hosts? no (option unset)
>>> host in helo_accept_junk_hosts? no (option unset)
220 dzur ESMTP Exim 4.67 Thu, 17 Jan 2008 14:33:53 -0700

Now what? I hit CTL-C to get out. I take it I can pretend to be
issola's MTA.


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