[ALUG] Postfix problems - local email has stopped

Barry Samuels bjsamuels at beenthere-donethat.org.uk
Mon Oct 8 14:41:51 BST 2007

I was trying to enable SASL support for Postfix but couldn't get it to 
work and have now tried to disable it again and although outside mail 
still seems to be arriving local mail is stuck in the queue.

Postfix -p gives:

-Queue ID- --Size-- ----Arrival Time---- -Sender/Recipient-------
0C8EF34FA4     1892 Mon Oct  8 14:02:04  logcheck at mydomain
                                                  (mail transport 
                                         barry at mydomain

Nothing I've done will shift this. If I restart Postfix I get this in 

postfix/master[9161]: daemon started -- version 2.4.5, configuration 

postfix/postfix-script[9182]: refreshing the Postfix mail system

postfix/master[9161]: reload configuration /etc/postfix

postfix/qmgr[9188]: 0C8EF34FA4: from=<logcheck at mydomain>, size=1892, 
nrcpt=1 (queue active)

postfix/smtp[9198]: fatal: garbage after numerical service in server 
description: []:10024 smtp_sasl_auth_enable   = yes 
smtp_sasl_password_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/sasl_passwd

postfix/qmgr[9188]: warning: private/smtp-amavis socket: malformed 

postfix/qmgr[9188]: warning: transport smtp-amavis failure -- see a 
previous warning/fatal/panic logfile record for the problem description

postfix/qmgr[9188]: warning: connect to transport retry: No such file 
or directory

postfix/master[9161]: warning: process /usr/lib/postfix/smtp pid 9198 
exit status 1

postfix/master[9161]: warning: /usr/lib/postfix/smtp: bad command 
startup -- throttling

Some emergency help would be appreciated.

Barry Samuels
The Unofficial Guide to Great Britain

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