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Exim probs - relaying denied

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by WildWayz, Jan 18, 2002.

  1. WildWayz

    WildWayz Well-Known Member

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    Hi ya,

    Myself and other users have notice that sometimes we get a \"relaying denied\" error when emailing from their account.

    Any reason for this? It was working before I left for work, now I get this error.

    --James
     
  2. Craig

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    tail -f /var/log/exim_mainlog

    send a message and post here what it says..

    Make sure you have SMTP auth on

    C.
     
  3. WildWayz

    WildWayz Well-Known Member

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    yeah - done the tail part - same error as Outlook reports... Relaying Denied + user/comp name/ip etc

    No setting has changed on the server unless cpanel done something in an update :/

    James
     
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    Craig Well-Known Member

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    You have STMP authentication on? (turned on in your email client)

    C.
     
  5. WildWayz

    WildWayz Well-Known Member

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    no

    will try that tho

    James
     
  6. WildWayz

    WildWayz Well-Known Member

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    ack - now it IS sending them without smtp auth turned on.

    It varies - most times it is fine, but sometimes it isn\'t.

    James
     
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    u sure theres no high loads on the server when it tires to send email? do you have any max_ configurations setup?
     
  8. WildWayz

    WildWayz Well-Known Member

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    [quote:afbfa3d4d1][i:afbfa3d4d1]Originally posted by AlaskanWolf[/i:afbfa3d4d1]
    u sure theres no high loads on the server when it tires to send email? do you have any max_ configurations setup? [/quote:afbfa3d4d1]

    max_confurations?

    Its a normal Cpanel installation where only things like anonymous FTP are turned off.

    Server load nerver goes over 0.7 (unless CPanel is updating, but then that is at 3:00am).

    --James
     
  9. Deep8808

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    Hi,
    I am gettin the same problem here...... relaying denied.
    have tried /scripts/fixrelayd. This solves the problem temporarily but the problem crops up again within 24 hours.
    Is there a permanant fix to this problem.... and why does this happen anyway?
    Please advice.
    I heard this problem had happened before .... if so please redirect me to the older one. Searched for it... but canjnot find it.
    In deperate need of advice,
    Thank you
     
  10. feanor

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    Unless your syslogging is not compatible with cpanel this shouldn't be happening.... your syslogd.conf is recording pop3 activity to /var/log/maillog , right?
    And even beyond people getting allowed for relay after logging in, if you force them to use the pop3 logins and passwords in SMTP authentication, which every popular email client supports, then you should never keep running through this cycle.
     
  11. Deep8808

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    Hi!
    Thanks for that prompt response!
    So using SMTP authentication should fix this problem?
    The installation is a standard CPanel one..... and the problems started showing only in the last 2 days..
     
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    Yes, if they have that enabled, then they authenticate upon every connection to the smtp server- there is no reason to depend on the antirelaydaemon actually doing its job if you tell everybody to engage SMTP auth.
     
  13. Deep8808

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    Hi,
    ooops! I am sorry. I tried that but it still does not work!!?
    However fixrelayd still produces a {temporary} fix.What does fixrelayd do..?
    Sorry about me behaving pest... but its just that I am running out of ideas...
    Please help...
    DeepEnd
     
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    What still doesn't work?

    Fixrelayd kills syslog and antirelayd and restarts them both, so that when users log in successfully via pop3 they are being added to the allow file to send through the server without SMTP authentication.
     
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    Hi!

    &So using SMTP authentication should fix this problem?
    The installation is a standard CPanel one..... and the problems started showing only in the last 2 days.. &

    SMTP authentication does not fix the problem....
     
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    What is in /var/log/exim_mainlog , when these people are being rejected to send through the server........
     
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    the error message that says &relaying denied...&
     
  18. feanor

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    Is /etc/relayhosts even being built?
    Any content in it?


    R U sure your /etc/syslog.conf is intact?
     
  19. acetate

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    Have you tried just setting up another session of exim running on a different port (ie.. 2500)?

    /usr/sbin/exim -bd -q1h -oX 2500

    or in cases where the client is running Eudora, you have to setup SMTP authentication with the username as account%domain.com
    not account@domain.com.

    Derek
    IntenseHost.com LLC.
    http://www.intensehost.com
     
  20. Deep8808

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    Hi,
    /etc/relayhosts is gettin built.... no probs with that...looks as it usually should.
    I was thinkin the problem could be 'cos of high server loads. But that is not the case...server load is real low.
    DeepEnd
     
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