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Re: [root: Cleaning of Mail Queue]
On Fri, 23 Dec 1994 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Is there an easy way (without screwing everything up) to go
> into /usr/adm and remove systems that are unreachable such as
> heidelberg-emh1.army.mil [constant major offender].
> 2354: connect: Host is unreachable (waiting for host slot, expires in 2d6h)
> 2598: connect: Host is unreachable (waiting for host slot, expires in 2d4h)
> 2935/3: connect: Host is unreachable (waiting for host slot, expires in 2d3h)
> 2949/3: connect: Host is unreachable (retry in 35s, expires in 1d1h)
Am I missing something obvious here? Why does this bother you? It will
expire and get sent back to the sender. If you remove it, you have committed
the sin of making a mail message disappear - i.e. not notifying the sender
that it was not delivered.
Shorten your expire time, use gangschedule and byhost, lengthen the retry
interval, etc. You can do this on a per-host basis with
"smtp/host.name.do.main" in the scheduler.conf file. This is, IMHO, the
correct way to handle the problem.
Andy Poling Internet: Andy.Poling@jhu.edu
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