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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">You're mixing things that you're
      checking here. The host DNS entry for mailout.easydns.com may
      exist, but that doesn't mean there's an MX record for it.<br>
      <br>
      mthaddon@mallory:~$ dig mailout.easydns.com<br>
      <br>
      ; <<>> DiG 9.8.1-P1 <<>>
      mailout.easydns.com<br>
      ;; global options: +cmd<br>
      ;; Got answer:<br>
      ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id:
      53568<br>
      ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL:
      0<br>
      <br>
      ;; QUESTION SECTION:<br>
      ;mailout.easydns.com.        IN    A<br>
      <br>
      ;; ANSWER SECTION:<br>
      mailout.easydns.com.    300    IN    A    64.68.200.141<br>
      <br>
      ;; Query time: 12 msec<br>
      ;; SERVER: 127.0.0.1#53(127.0.0.1)<br>
      ;; WHEN: Sat Aug 18 17:09:43 2012<br>
      ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 53<br>
      <br>
      <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;
        charset=ISO-8859-1">
      <a
href="http://www.rg-racing.com/browseBike/Aprilia/RSV4-R/2011/RAD0076.aspx"></a>mthaddon@mallory:~$
      dig -t mx mailout.easydns.com<br>
      <br>
      ; <<>> DiG 9.8.1-P1 <<>> -t mx
      mailout.easydns.com<br>
      ;; global options: +cmd<br>
      ;; Got answer:<br>
      ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id:
      42943<br>
      ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL:
      0<br>
      <br>
      ;; QUESTION SECTION:<br>
      ;mailout.easydns.com.        IN    MX<br>
      <br>
      ;; Query time: 13 msec<br>
      ;; SERVER: 127.0.0.1#53(127.0.0.1)<br>
      ;; WHEN: Sat Aug 18 17:04:57 2012<br>
      ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 37<br>
      <br>
      Looks like you need to double check that that's what you should be
      trying to connect to.<br>
      <br>
      Thanks, Tom<br>
      <br>
      On 18/08/12 16:55, Alex Kleider wrote:<br>
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cite="mid:1345305311.57818.YahooMailClassic@web122302.mail.ne1.yahoo.com"
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            <td style="font: inherit;" valign="top">I've got postfix
              installed on my DreamPlug and am trying to get it<br>
              configured to be able to send mail out to a "smart host."
              The smart host is<br>
              mailout.easydns.com.  Mail doesn't get out; the following
              is reported<br>
              in /var/log/mail.info:<br>
              """<br>
              Aug 18 08:34:59 dp4 postfix/pickup[25907]: 36C8229CE7:
              uid=0 from=<root><br>
              Aug 18 08:34:59 dp4 postfix/cleanup[26005]: 36C8229CE7:<br>
              message-id=<a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:20120818153459.GA25992@kleider.ca"><20120818153459.GA25992@kleider.ca></a><br>
              Aug 18 08:34:59 dp4 postfix/qmgr[17065]: 36C8229CE7:<br>
              from=<a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:root@kleider.ca"><root@kleider.ca></a>, size=416, nrcpt=1 (queue
              active)<br>
              Aug 18 08:35:15 dp4 postfix/smtp[26008]: 36C8229CE7:<br>
              to=<a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:akleider@sonic.net"><akleider@sonic.net></a>, relay=none, delay=16,
              delays=0.1/0.03/16/0,<br>
              dsn=4.4.3, status=deferred (Host or domain name not found.
              Name service<br>
              error for name=mailout.easydns.com type=MX: Host not
              found, try again)<br>
              """<br>
              <br>
              Investigation of name resolution gives what seem to be
              conflicting<br>
              results (ping and dig work but traceroute and mtr don't):<br>
              <br>
              root@dp4:/var/log# ping mailout.easydns.com<br>
              PING mailout.easydns.com (64.68.200.141) 56(84) bytes of
              data.<br>
              64 bytes from mailout.easydns.com (64.68.200.141):
              icmp_req=1 ttl=50<br>
              time=81.9 ms<br>
              64 bytes from mailout.easydns.com (64.68.200.141):
              icmp_req=2 ttl=50<br>
              time=79.9 ms<br>
              64 bytes from mailout.easydns.com (64.68.200.141):
              icmp_req=3 ttl=50<br>
              time=81.3 ms<br>
              ^C64 bytes from mailout.easydns.com (64.68.200.141):
              icmp_req=4 ttl=50<br>
              time=80.3 ms<br>
              <br>
              --- mailout.easydns.com ping statistics ---<br>
              4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time
              13907ms<br>
              rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 79.989/80.931/81.988/0.788 ms<br>
              <br>
              root@dp4:/var/log# traceroute mailout.easydns.com<br>
              mailout.easydns.com: No address associated with hostname<br>
              Cannot handle "host" cmdline arg `mailout.easydns.com' on
              position 1 (argc<br>
              1)<br>
              <br>
              root@dp4:/var/log# dig @127.0.0.1 mailout.easydns.com<br>
              <br>
              ; <<>> DiG 9.7.3 <<>> @127.0.0.1
              mailout.easydns.com<br>
              ; (1 server found)<br>
              ;; global options: +cmd<br>
              ;; Got answer:<br>
              ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status:
              NOERROR, id: 47312<br>
              ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0,
              ADDITIONAL: 0<br>
              <br>
              ;; QUESTION SECTION:<br>
              ;mailout.easydns.com.           IN      A<br>
              <br>
              ;; ANSWER SECTION:<br>
              mailout.easydns.com.    191     IN      A      
              64.68.200.141<br>
              <br>
              ;; Query time: 4016 msec<br>
              ;; SERVER: 127.0.0.1#53(127.0.0.1)<br>
              ;; WHEN: Sat Aug 18 08:27:38 2012<br>
              ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 53<br>
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              root@dp4:/var/log# mtr mailout.easydns.com<br>
              No address associated with hostname: Success<br>
              <br>
              Other commands that require resolver success (wget, w3m)
              work fine.<br>
              <br>
              Any thoughts?<br>
              <br>
              Alex<br>
              ~           <br>
              <br>
              <br>
              <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:a_kleider@yahoo.com">a_kleider@yahoo.com</a></td>
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