Re: [exim] host lookup did not complete

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Author: Neal Becker
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To: exim-users
Subject: Re: [exim] host lookup did not complete
Ian Eiloart wrote:

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> --On 15 July 2009 07:28:57 -0400 Neal Becker <ndbecker2@???> wrote:
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>> On Wednesday 15 July 2009, Ian Eiloart wrote:
>>> --On 14 July 2009 08:36:49 -0400 Neal Becker <ndbecker2@???>
>>> wrote:
>>> > What's wrong here:
>>> >
>>> > 2009-07-13 14:35:32 H=(localhost.localdomain) [127.0.0.1] sender
>>> > verify defer for <ndbecker2@???>: host lookup for smtp.hns.com
>>> > did not complete (DNS timeout?)
>>>
>>> Beats me. Why would a sender verification callout for
>>> "ndbecker2@???" care about "smtp.hns.com"? Have you changed
>>> anything here, or do you have some strange routing for gmail, or is
>>> smtp.hns.com a smart router?
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>> Yes, smtp.hns.com is a smarthost
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> OK, so it's relaying your callouts? Otherwise there's no point doing them.


OK, I turned of sender verify.

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> Was your name server up 14:35 on 13/7/2009 ? Was smtp.hns.com up?


I have no way to know - but it seemed to fail repeatedly over some time (it
was not just a single log message).

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>>> > 2009-07-13 14:35:32 H=(localhost.localdomain) [127.0.0.1]
>>> > F=<ndbecker2@???> temporarily rejected RCPT
>>> > <ndbecker2@???>: Could not complete sender verify
>>> > 2009-07-13 14:35:32 H=(localhost.localdomain) [127.0.0.1]
>>> > F=<ndbecker2@???> temporarily rejected RCPT
>>> > <victor.liau@???>: Could not complete sender verify
>>> > 2009-07-13 15:22:32 H=(localhost.localdomain) [127.0.0.1] sender
>>> > verify defer for <ndbecker2@???>: host lookup for smtp.hns.com
>>> > did not complete (DNS timeout?)
>>> >
>>> > It sounds like this means smtp.hns.com dns lookup failed. But on this
>>> > same machine:
>>> >
>>> > host smtp.hns.com
>>> > smtp.hns.com is an alias for excore8.hns.com.
>>> > excore8.hns.com has address 139.85.52.126
>>> > excore8.hns.com has address 139.85.52.156
>>> >
>>> > Any ideas?
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