Saturday, March 18, 2006

finishing the postfix configuration

In an earlier post I'd written about the postfix configurations for virtual domain-based forwarding. Actual implementation had a few extra steps - needing some googling to remove two errors caught with
tail -f /var/log/mail/errors

One more mystery solved was why nmap was showing port 25 as closed - postfix was listening only on the loopback interface - localhost.
inet_interfaces = all
solved that.

First I thought just copying the from the older server was the reason. But even replacing it with the with appropriate modifications didn't solve the problem.

The first one was
 fatal: connect #11 to subsystem private/proxymap: Connection refused

and the other, later, was
 fatal: connect #11 to subsystem private/scache: Connection refused

Deleting the proxymap socket (present in /var/spool/postfix/private ) only changed the error to file not found.
mksock gave file not found - the mksock util was not in the system at least with that name...
Finally adding

proxy_read_maps = $local_recipient_maps
local_recipient_maps = unix:passwd.byname

removed the first error and gave the second one. This one was finally removed by later adding
smtp_connection_cache_on_demand = no
One more thing I'd overlooked was the differing postfix versions needing different commands to update the alias database and the virtual database. This is actually mentioned in the small text at the bottom of the linuxquestions link in small print. Anyway, for the record, they are
postalias /etc/postfix/aliases
postmap /etc/postfix/virtual

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