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Host status is down - How to change MX records?

allylaurente
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Hi,

Im having an issue of relaying emails from Iron Port to our smtp server. One of the node in our NLB SMTP server is down and for some reason the host was removed from the NLB. The issue is I cannot telnet to the current MX records that is showing in the "hoststatus".

How should I change the Ordered IP Address and MX records? I need to update them with the correct one.

(Machine mx1.admin.domain.edu)> hoststatus

Recipient host:
[]> domain.edu

Host mail status for: 'domain.edu'
Status as of:         Thu Sep 20 19:28:29 2012 CEST
Host up/down:         down

Counters:
  Queue
    Soft Bounced Events                        0
  Completion
    Completed Recipients                 154,438
      Hard Bounced Recipients             21,494
        DNS Hard Bounces                       0
        5XX Hard Bounces                     134
        Filter Hard Bounces                    0
        Expired Hard Bounces              21,360
        Other Hard Bounces                     0
      Delivered Recipients               132,944
      Deleted Recipients                       0

Gauges:
  Queue
    Active Recipients                     16,545
      Unattempted Recipients              16,545
      Attempted Recipients                     0
    Connections
      Current Outbound Connections             0
      Pending Outbound Connections             0

Oldest Message        3 days 15 mins 24 secs
Last Activity         Thu Sep 20 19:12:54 2012 CEST
Ordered IP addresses: (expiring at Fri Sep 21 03:20:29 2012 CEST)
    Preference   IPs
    10           10.97.0.12

MX Records:
    Preference   TTL        Hostname
    10           1d0s       nlbexch.domain.edu

    Last 5XX Error:
    ----------
    552 5.3.4 Message size exceeds fixed maximum message size
    (at Wed Sep 12 12:57:57 2012 CEST) IP: 10.97.0.12

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Bob Fayne
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I would try entering an SMTP Route. Enter the old hostname for the domain and then add the new machine as the destination.

You could also use the (undocumented) command delivernow but that will deliver ALL mail and if it runs into any issues like rate limits it will cause mail to bounce.

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