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smtp connecting to mail servers

 
j gray
Advisor

smtp connecting to mail servers

For example, sending mail to postmaster@hotmail.com has a 14 minute delay when moving from a non-answering mail server to the next. Use dnsstuff.com to check status of mail servers. If 4 out of 20 are not responding, then 1/5 of the time one will be hit etc. What I want is to timeout sooner.
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j gray
Advisor

Re: smtp connecting to mail servers

sorry I am a newbie to forums -- this is openvms 7.3-1 tcp 5.3 and prob. belongs in openvms-networking
Craig A Berry
Honored Contributor

Re: smtp connecting to mail servers

It could depend on a lot of things, including what TCP/IP product you are using. Start by trying

$ tcpip show configuration/full smtp

Then look at the instructions here:

$ tcpip help set configuration smtp/send_timeout
j gray
Advisor

Re: smtp connecting to mail servers

thanks for the response. i set all "send" timeouts to 1 minute, and even the "rece" one but that made no diff. I also set the tcp keepalives down to no avail
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: smtp connecting to mail servers

after changing the timeouts did you stop and start SMTP
@SYS$STARTUP:TCPIP$SMTP_SHUTDOWN
@SYS$STARTUP:TCPIP$SMTP_STARTUP
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j gray
Advisor

Re: smtp connecting to mail servers

yes