Re: Mail delivery failure
On Fri, 20 Jun 2003 at 4:07pm, Patrick Wiseman wrote:
:I've been getting a bunch of these messages on a fairly new testing
:installation. According to the Exim FAQ, this error happens when users
:don't have home directories, but I do. My exim.conf includes localhost in
:the local_domains definition. I'm receiving email (using fetchmail).
:And, of course, all these error messages are arriving!
:I'm pretty sure this is the offending machine because it's the only one in
:my little network which fetches mail.
Duh!?! Except, that is, for the one from which I'd migrated and deleted
the user; but I hadn't deleted a cronjob run on that user's behalf, which
was generating email, which, of course, couldn't be delivered because the
user's directory no longer existed. And I hadn't eliminated that user
from fetchmail.conf on the original machine, so other senders were getting
the error message back too. My apologies for wasting your time with such
a stupid oversight! It just goes to show that moving a user from one
machine to another is more complicated than it might at first appear.
Patrick Wiseman firstname.lastname@example.org
Linux user #17943 *Google First, Ask Later*