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Re: [opensuse] [oot ?] Problem with "timed out while receving initial greeting"
  • From: Andreas Winkelmann <ml@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 07:07:11 +0200
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Am Dienstag 23 Juni 2009 05:06:39 schrieb Arie Reynaldi Z:

Hi, i dont know if it still fits with opensuse or not, but i have
problems with my mail server.

I have 2 servers, 1 for smtp, 1 for mx (with pop3 in it). In smtp server i also add
SMTP-AUTH so our user from outside office still can use our smtp. But
lately, when user sent mail to this domain, sometimes (not always)
they get error: timed out while receving the initial server greeting.
and their mail just stuck from couple of minutes to 2-3 hours before
they arrived to
Why does it happend ? Here the errors

Jun 23 09:39:02 sms2 postfix/qmgr[5229]: 90E4A6FE58:
from=<panda@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, size=39797, nrcpt=14 (queue
Jun 23 09:39:03 sms2 postfix/smtp[2752]: D9AF06FE56: lost connection
with[] while receiving the initial
server greeting

Test a manual telnet to the MX of yahoo from this Server.

$ telnet 25

Do this multiple times. Do you see the "initial server greeting"? How it looks

And are there Routers in the line to the Mailserver with something enabled
what does inspecting SMTP Traffic? Cisco calls it smtp fix up, it makes much

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