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Re: Could be routing problem?



On Monday 22 March 2004 19:54, Cowles, Steve wrote:
> Mark Neidorff wrote:
> > What follows is the log for the delivery of 1 e-mail message.  I
> > know it is long (40 lines--sorry about that) but if I don't send
> > the entire thing, something might be missed.
> >
> >
> > Mar 22 18:10:19 ja sendmail[10942]: i2MIAIw10942:
> > from=<fedora-list-bounces redhat com>, size=3644, class=-100,
> > nrcpts=1, msgid=<1079996878 4121 5 camel phantom>,
> > proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, relay=hormel.redhat.com [209.132.177.30]
>
> An e-mail was received from the fedora list.
> Its sendmail assigned ID is i2MIAIw10942
> Msgid=1079996878 4121 5 camel phantom
>
> > Mar 22 18:10:19 ja sendmail[10945]: i2MIAJ810945: from=root,
> > size=3880, class=-100, nrcpts=1,
> > msgid=<1079996878 4121 5 camel phantom>, relay=root localhost
>
> Now, for some reason, an e-mail from root has been received with
> the same msgid, but a new sendmail ID of i2MIAJ810945
>
> > Mar 22 18:10:19 ja sendmail[10943]: i2MIAIw10942:
> > to=<mark neidorff com>, delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:00,
> > mailer=local, pri=211283, dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent
>
> Finally, the original message with ID of i2MIAIw10942 has
> been sent to your mailbox. The local mailer was selected.
>
> > Mar 22 18:10:19 ja sendmail[10950]: i2MIAJJ10950: from=root,
> > size=3995, class=-100, nrcpts=1,
> > msgid=<1079996878 4121 5 camel phantom>, relay=root localhost
>
> ...and now another e-mail has been received from root with the
> same msgid, but a new sendmail ID. Huh!!!
>
> > Mar 22 18:10:19 ja sendmail[10948]: i2MIAJ810945: to=mark,
> > ctladdr=root (0/0), delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00,
> > mailer=local, pri=213880, dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent
>
> ..and this vicious loop continues until max hops.
>
> In a perfect world, each inbound e-mail should generate a pair of
> matching sendmail ID's. One for the from: address and one for the
> to: address.
>
> Example:
> > Mar 22 18:10:19 ja sendmail[10942]: i2MIAIw10942:
> > from=<fedora-list-bounces redhat com>, size=3644, class=-100,
> > nrcpts=1, msgid=<1079996878 4121 5 camel phantom>,
> > proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, relay=hormel.redhat.com [209.132.177.30]
> >
> > Mar 22 18:10:19 ja sendmail[10943]: i2MIAIw10942:
> > to=<mark neidorff com>, delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:00,
> > mailer=local, pri=211283, dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent
>
> To be honest, I have no idea whay the above is happening. This
> could very well be a routing problem that sendmail does not know
> how to deal with, but I'll be damned if I can see it.
>
> I hate to admit, but I'm out of ideas. Sorry!
> Steve Cowles

Perhaps I've missed this but I haven't seen any investigation of 
whether there's a .forward/.procmail/alias issue here.  Mark have you 
look at this angle?  I noticed that the first to was to 
mark neidorff com and all the subsequent were to=mark.



Regards,  Mike Klinke




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