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Re: [LIH] weird problem with vsnl smtp

* Yashpal Nagar [linux-india] <17/07/01 17:08 +0530>:
> Today i face very peculiar problem with vsnl smart relay smtp server
> giasdl01.vsnl.net.in. I have put it in my "/var/qmail/control/smtproutes" in
> qmail's config file.
> Now all my office mails are going smoothly without the connection from VSNL ;-)
> ( I am using the ISDN connection from some other ISP)

This is funny.  Check your qmail logs - are the mails actually being routed
through giasdl01?  Or are you actually going "direct to MX" (contacting the
recipient mailserver directly from your qmail)?

> Now when i does the telnet to 25 port of giasdl01.vsnl.net.in and try to sent
> the mail it says ...
> rcpt to: <nagar_yash@xxxxxxxxx>
> 554 <nagar_yash@xxxxxxxxx>: Recipient address rejected: Relay access denied 
> Is VSNL uses open relay ?

No, apparently.

Suresh Ramasubramanian  <-->  mallet <at> efn <dot> org
EMail Sturmbannfuhrer, Lower Middle Class Unix Sysadmin