Temporary MTA failure issue

Alex mysqlstudent at gmail.com
Fri May 11 03:43:19 CEST 2012


> I have a fedora15 x86_64 kvm box with amavisd-new-2.6.6 and
> postfix-2.8.7 that has been running well for months. For some reason
> this morning, I'm receiving errors involving "Temporary MTA Failure on
> relaying"
> May  8 13:48:19 portal amavis[18551]: (18551-05) (!)rw_loop: leaving
> rw loop, no progress, last event (select) 35.035 s ago
> May  8 13:48:19 portal amavis[18551]: (18551-05) mail_via_smtp:
> session failed: Negative greeting:  at (eval 89) line 596.
> May  8 13:48:19 portal amavis[18551]: (18551-05) (!)FWD via SMTP:
> <ESC1109953629481_1102890108977_1489_r20 at in.constantcontact.com> ->
> <jeff at example.com>, 451 4.5.0 From MTA([]:10025) during
> fwd-connect (Negative greeting:  at (eval 89) line 596.): id=18551-05

As a follow-up to my own message, it appears I have resolved this issue.

I believe the problem was the result of the number of active amavisd
servers not being equal to the number of postfix smtpd servers.

Not sure how they became out of sync. I knew they needed to be equal,
but somehow don't recall changing one and not the other.


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