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Thread: [SOLVED] Got the "lost connection" log and mail is deferred

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    Default [SOLVED] Got the "lost connection" log and mail is deferred

    Dear All,

    We found in our ZCS509 (OE) has this kind of message recently and could someone advise what's the cause? and how to fix it?

    Jul 19 08:32:15 ms1 postfix/smtp[3371]: 8C7A8367C270: to=<>,[]:25, delay=19999, delays=19999/0.07/0.01/0, dsn=4.4.2, status=deferred (lost connection with[] while receiving the initial server greeting)

    I've searched this forum and found someone fixed this issue by increasing "open file" limit, however, I found ZCS 509 already set the /etc/security/limits.conf for open files correctly. ( I also search my log and there's no "Too many open files" error)

    I've already noticed that some articles (not in this forum) said it could be some IPS device caused this issue after mail server was saying EHLO command. (thus disable IPS rule can fix this issue..)

    I also found someone said he fixed this issue by adding a MX record for this machine (althouhg he's using pure Postfix , not zimbra).

    what I've found makes me confused and could someone here advised for such situation?

    Thanks in advance.

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    phoenix is offline Zimbra Consultant & Moderator
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    The usual questions, what do the following commands show:
    cat /etc/hosts
    cat /etc/resolv.conf
    host `hostname`  <-- type that exact command and use backticks not single quotes
    dig any
    dig mx
    and post the output. How much RAM is on this Zimbra server?


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    We made some change and it looks like this's fixed (according to customer).

    Explain in detail :

    our topology:
    internet <--> spam gateway <--> mail server

    We have spam gateway in from of mail server, and we found it ONLY allows 5 con-current smtp connections at the same time. therefour, we disable this limit for mail server. It *looks like* OK now.


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