Good morning all,
I've been trying to set up a second MTA for my Zimbra installation (community edition). My primary server isn't absurdly bogged down, but I want a backup MTA.
In any case, I've had no luck installing the second MTA, the setup appears fine, but on startup it keeps crashing, saying it "cannot authorize" (or something to that effect, I haven't got the log in front of me at the moment.
I recently realized (much to my chagrin) that the clock on the "new" MTA box was nearly 30 hours off (I had forgotten to configure NTP servers).
How time dependent are these setups, and, could such a large disparity prevent the MTA from communicating with the primary server?? This seems a plausible explanation to me, but I wanted to put it out here to see if anyone else thinks this is plausible.