Bug 62906 - smtp client doesn't work in default setup
smtp client doesn't work in default setup
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: postfix (Show other bugs)
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Blocks: 61590
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Reported: 2002-04-07 10:12 EDT by Eric Hopper
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-09 17:03:04 EDT
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Description Eric Hopper 2002-04-07 10:12:48 EDT
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Description of problem:
The smtp client is set up in /etc/postfix/master.cf to be run chrooted.  The
postfix directories have not been properly set up so that the smtp client can
run that way.  The symptom is that the client is unable to do DNS lookups of MX
records for domains it's sending mail to and the messages are forever 'deferred'.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Set up postfix
2.Try to send mail to ouside
3.Look for the DNS lookup failure messages in /var/logs/maillog

Actual Results:  DNS lookup failures in /var/logs/maillog, and the mail sits in

Expected Results:  Successfully delivered mail

Additional info:

I changed the smtp client to not run chrooted in master.cf and things worked
fine.  This, of course, is not a good solution.  The directories should be set
up so that it actually works to run the smtp client chrooted.

In the postfix source tarball, this file seems to contain a shell script
designed to make that happen.  I haven't checked it out a lot myself, but here's
the file:

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-04-15 07:29:25 EDT
This was caused by libdb-3.3.so missing from the chroot enviroment. Fixed in 
Comment 2 Eric Hopper 2002-04-15 07:36:13 EDT
Thanks! :-)

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