Re: Connection timed out - to server's own IP ?

From: mouss (no email)
Date: Tue Sep 13 2005 - 17:08:08 EDT

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    Warrick FitzGerald a crit :

    >Hi All,
    >
    >I have a user complaining that hes receiving the following error
    >messages. The problem is that the scenario just does not make any sense
    >to me.
    >
    >We have a web server that relays messages out to the internet via a
    >Postfix server that we have inside the network. The name of the server
    >is smtp2.xxx.com (name changed of course) and it gets NATd out onto the
    >net using the following IP (206.65.169.181).
    >
    >The emails going out have a from address of
    ><mailto:> and for some reason the below message gets
    >sent to this address.
    >
    >What I dont understand is why the server would be trying to connect to
    >its own public IP.
    >
    > smtp2.livetechnology.com[206.65.169.181]: Connection timed out
    >
    >Error
    >
    >-------- Original Message --------
    >Subject: Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender
    >Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 11:25:39 -0400 (EDT)
    >From: <mailto:>
    >(Mail Delivery System)
    >To: <mailto:>
    >
    >This is the Postfix program at host smtp2.livetechnology.com.
    >
    >I'm sorry to have to inform you that the message returned
    >below could not be delivered to one or more destinations.
    >
    >For further assistance, please send mail to <postmaster>
    >
    >If you do so, please include this problem report. You can
    >delete your own text from the message returned below.
    >
    >The Postfix program
    >
    ><> <mailto:%3c%3e>: connect to
    >smtp2.livetechnology.com[206.65.169.181]: Connection timed out
    >
    >
    Did you ask the admin of "xxx.com"?
    (or did you just obfuscate your message? if so, we can give obfuscated
    answers, but would that help?)


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