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Could be routing problem?



Hi all,

I have a feeling that this is something dead easy, I'm just not seeing the 
problem.

My Redhat 7.3 system is the machine that I use as a mail server (yes, I 
have a static IP)and as my workstation.  I'm running sendmail as my 
mailserver.  My domain is registered.  I do not have a dns server running 
on my system.

There are two symptoms to my problem.  First, whenever an e-mail arrives, 
it hops around in my computer.  My mail log fills with "too many hops 26 
(25 max)" errors and each of these hops is written in the header of the 
e-mail that is received.
The headers say:
Received: (from root localhost)
        by mark.neidorff.com (8.11.6/8.11.6) id <e-mail ID is here>
        for mark; <date and time are here>  
and is repeated about 25 times.

The second symptom is that I have to go through a great deal of difficulty
to send e-mail to another user who has a mailbox on this same system.  
(mail going out of the domain works fine) What I see happening is that a
.lock file does not get cleared in /var/spool/mqueue.  In order to get an
e-mail to be delivered to a user's mailbox, I have to repeatedly rm the 
.lock file (as root).  Once the e-mail is delivered, I have to '#killall 
procmail" and rm the files left behind in /var/spool/mqueue.

A routing problem?  Here is the output of route -n

Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
64.36.121.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.248 U     0      0        0 eth1
192.168.1.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 eth0
172.16.154.0    0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 vmnet8
127.0.0.0       0.0.0.0         255.0.0.0       U     0      0        0 lo
0.0.0.0         64.36.121.1     0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 eth1

hostname reports
ja.neidorff.com

Would someone please tell me what is wrong and how to fix it?

Many, many thanks,

Mark
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