In my pflogsumm report I noticed suddenly a lot of deferred mails, so I went to check the server through which we relay mails for certain domains and found out that the servers uptime was two days, which means it got restarted 2 days ago. The company at which we bought this VPS wouldn't give us any additional information to as why this happened. I checked the postfix service (and restarted also) but I get a normal service working status:
# service postfix status master (pid 12151) is running...
I tried to telnet to the server and got this error:
telnet localhost 25 Trying 127.0.0.1... Connected to localhost. Escape character is '^]'. 220 vps244231-1.lcnservers.com ESMTP Postfix HELO vps244231-1.lcnservers.com 250 vps244231-1.lcnservers.com MAIL FROM:<firstname.lastname@example.org> <- here i used the real existing email 451 4.7.1 Service unavailable - try again later
I googled for 'Service unavailable' error but can't come up with any decent solution. Do you have any ideas what could be wrong?
My postconf is as follows (I browsed other similar questions and saw people post this setting so I did too):
# postconf -n alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases, hash:/var/spool/postfix/plesk/aliases command_directory = /usr/sbin config_directory = /etc/postfix daemon_directory = /usr/libexec/postfix data_directory = /var/lib/postfix debug_peer_level = 2 disable_vrfy_command = yes html_directory = no inet_interfaces = all inet_protocols = ipv4 mail_owner = postfix mailq_path = /usr/bin/mailq.postfix manpage_directory = /usr/share/man message_size_limit = 10240000 mydestination = localhost.$mydomain, localhost, localhost.localdomain myhostname = vps244231-1.lcnservers.com mynetworks = 127.0.0.0/8 [::1]/128 22.214.171.124/32 126.96.36.199/32 188.8.131.52/32 newaliases_path = /usr/bin/newaliases.postfix non_smtpd_milters = inet:localhost:12768 queue_directory = /var/spool/postfix readme_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-2.8.4/README_FILES sample_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix-2.8.4/samples sender_dependent_default_transport_maps = hash:/var/spool/postfix/plesk/sdd_transport_maps sendmail_path = /usr/sbin/sendmail.postfix setgid_group = postdrop smtp_send_xforward_command = yes smtp_tls_security_level = none smtp_use_tls = no smtpd_authorized_xforward_hosts = 127.0.0.0/8 [::1]/128 smtpd_client_restrictions = permit_mynetworks smtpd_milters = inet:localhost:12768 smtpd_proxy_timeout = 3600s smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_mynetworks, check_client_access pcre:/var/spool/postfix/plesk/no_relay.re, permit_sasl_authenticated, reject_unauth_destination smtpd_sasl_auth_enable = yes smtpd_sender_restrictions = check_sender_access hash:/var/spool/postfix/plesk/blacklists, permit_sasl_authenticated, check_client_access pcre:/var/spool/postfix/plesk/non_auth.re smtpd_timeout = 3600s smtpd_tls_cert_file = /etc/postfix/postfix_default.pem smtpd_tls_key_file = $smtpd_tls_cert_file smtpd_tls_security_level = may smtpd_use_tls = yes transport_maps = hash:/var/spool/postfix/plesk/transport, hash:/etc/postfix/transport unknown_local_recipient_reject_code = 550 virtual_alias_maps = $virtual_maps, hash:/var/spool/postfix/plesk/virtual virtual_gid_maps = static:31 virtual_mailbox_base = /var/qmail/mailnames virtual_mailbox_domains = $virtual_mailbox_maps, hash:/var/spool/postfix/plesk/virtual_domains virtual_mailbox_maps = hash:/var/spool/postfix/plesk/vmailbox virtual_transport = plesk_virtual virtual_uid_maps = static:110
If I can add some more info to help you help me, please say so (obviously I'm not good at the server part, so please excuse me if I made some errors). I have to stress that this mail server was working fine for I would say like at least 6 months now.
I restarted the server one more time and now the mails are comming through just as normal, which is ofc good, but I have no idea why this happened. One strange thing still though is that even though my
syslog deamon is running, and the space is not occupied, I still don't see any logs in
# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/vzfs 50G 2.4G 48G 5% / none 1.0G 4.0K 1.0G 1% /dev /dev/vzfs 50G 2.4G 48G 5% /var/named/run-root/var/run/dbus # service syslog status syslogd (pid 4085) is running... # cat /var/log/maillog #