mail error 255

1998-07-23 01:16:04
Dudes and/or Dudettes:

I have been using mhonarc 2.2.0 quite happily for several months now.
Recently i installed a new Web server, and things got weird.
cary (old web server) and duke (new web server) run as darn near
the same Linux stuff as i can tell.  The big difference is 
cary is a Cyrix C6/120 and duke is a dual Pentium Pro 200Mhz.
This SMP thing is the only clue i have, and its not a good one.

sarah (another old Linux box) receives my mail and procmail
forks off a copy to mhonarc on the Web server.

The problem is, 1 out of 100 mhonarc'd messages returns an error.
All data is written correctly, all web pages built.  The only
thing is these annoying failure mails.

Has anyone seen something similar to this?

Hmm, one thing interesting is the X-Actual-Recipient:

From: Mail Delivery Subsystem 
To: <dick(_at_)sarah(_dot_)buckosoft(_dot_)com>
Subject: Returned mail: unknown mailer error 255
Auto-Submitted: auto-generated (failure)

The original message was received at Wed, 22 Jul 1998 10:52:32 -0400
from []

   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
"|/usr/local/bin/mhonarc  -add -lockdelay 30 -outdir /Web/maillist/irtc"
    (expanded from: <mhonarc-maillist(_at_)duke(_dot_)buckosoft(_dot_)com>)

   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
Reading database ...
Adding message to /Web/maillist/irtc

Writing mail 
[ zillions of dots deleted ]

Writing /Web/maillist/irtc/mail116.html ...
Writing /Web/maillist/irtc/thrd116.html ...
Writing database ...
5799 messages
554 "|/usr/local/bin/mhonarc  -add -lockdelay 30 -outdir /Web/maillist/irtc"... 
unknown mailer error 255
Reporting-MTA: dns;
Received-From-MTA: DNS;
Arrival-Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 10:52:32 -0400

Final-Recipient: RFC822; <mhonarc-maillist(_at_)duke(_dot_)buckosoft(_dot_)com>
X-Actual-Recipient: RFC822; |/usr/local/bin/mhonarc  -add -lockdelay 30 -outdir 
Action: failed
Status: 5.0.0
Last-Attempt-Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 10:53:06 -0400

[ rest of "returned" mail deleted ]

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