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    Default name or service not known

    I have now moved everything from our sendmail server to the development Zimbra server. I am now getting emails back from several domains that have in the return message.

    Reporting-MTA: dns; mailhost.intdoc.com
    X-Postfix-Queue-ID: BE7C150457F
    X-Postfix-Sender: rfc822; sysop@intdoc.com
    Arrival-Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 18:20:57 -0600 (CST)

    Final-Recipient: rfc822; lzollinger@casham.com
    Action: failed
    Status: 5.0.0
    Diagnostic-Code: X-Postfix; casham.com: Name or service not known

    The domains listed are "real."

    Where should I start? I looked for similar problems on the forums but didn't see anything that fit. I have used Sendmail but am not familiar with Postfix.

    I am using 3.01 (160) on RHES 4
    Last edited by rdavisids; 03-02-2006 at 06:43 AM.

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    Well I've found my problem. Postfix needed the relay host for our Postini mail servers to complete the deal.

    Sorry.

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    Default I have this exact problem

    That solution is more of a workaround IMO.

    Here is the problem:

    If you are trying to send mail from Zimbra to a domain which doesn't have an A record associated with it, it will fail. It doesn't matter if it has MX records or not.

    > [root@mail log]# nslookup
    > casham.com
    Server: 10.92.1.1
    Address: 10.92.1.1#53

    Non-authoritative answer:
    *** Can't find casham.com: No answer
    > set querytype=mx
    > casham.com
    Server: 10.92.1.1
    Address: 10.92.1.1#53

    Non-authoritative answer:
    casham.com mail exchanger = 100 casham.com.mail1.psmtp.com.
    casham.com mail exchanger = 200 casham.com.mail2.psmtp.com.
    casham.com mail exchanger = 300 casham.com.mail3.psmtp.com.
    casham.com mail exchanger = 400 casham.com.mail4.psmtp.com.
    casham.com mail exchanger = 500 mail.casham.com.

    I am experiencing the same problem with the same type of nameserver responses from u.washington.edu.

    Thank you.

    BTW.. I used the same workaround, but I'm using a mail server which I'm trying to retire.

    -Jesse
    Last edited by jesse; 05-07-2006 at 01:50 PM. Reason: Spelling errors

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    Default Fixed

    I turned on DNS lookups and this problem went away.

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