[svlug] exim timeouts talking to ISP smarthost -- how bad is this?

Karsten M. Self kmself at ix.netcom.com
Sun Jul 3 21:46:52 PDT 2005


Another Earthlink user has been experiencing persistent timeouts with
postfix talking to ELNK's smarthost.

Checking my logs, I find similar patterns with my Exim setup.  My
understanding is that any mail transaction that isn't completed will
simply retry, for up to four days, until it completes.

I'm seeing this periodically, about a score incidents since 6/24.

That said, how bad is this, and should I worry about anything here?


2005-07-03 08:44:02 1Dp6YF-00072V-00 SMTP timeout while connected to smtpauth.earthlink.net [207.69.189.206] after sending data block (8189 bytes written): Connection timed out
2005-07-03 08:44:22 1Dp6YF-00072U-00 SMTP timeout while connected to smtpauth.earthlink.net [207.69.189.201] after sending data block (81890 bytes written): Connection timed out
2005-07-03 10:49:46 1Dp8VJ-0004qN-00 SMTP timeout while connected to smtpauth.earthlink.net [207.69.189.205] after a21zZWxmQGl4Lm5ldGNvbS5jb20=: Connection timed out
2005-06-30 09:05:39 1Do1O2-0006dU-00 SMTP timeout while connected to smtpauth.earthlink.net [207.69.189.205] after end of data (9338 bytes written): Connection timed out
2005-06-30 09:05:39 1Do1O2-0006dU-00 == 419.fcd at usss.treas.gov T=remote_smtp defer (110): Connection timed out: SMTP timeout while connected to smtpauth.earthlink.net [207.69.189.205] after end of data (9338 bytes written)
2005-06-30 15:41:36 1Do7e4-0008Oo-00 SMTP timeout while connected to smtpauth.earthlink.net [207.69.189.205] after a21zZWxmQGl4Lm5ldGNvbS5jb20=: Connection timed out


Peace.

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