I enabled ipv6 on my LAN/WAN. Worked out issues elsewhere.
Now to Virtualmin and my very crucial email server.
I’m seeing some awful issues, and so far my workarounds have failed horribly:
- Postfix DNS lookups obviously failing, yet “host xyz” works fine.
Seeking the cause:
- /etc/resolv.conf has/had ONLY the ipv6 DNS address, and no ipv4 (I would rather use just th e ipv4 for now as ipv6 is a bit wonky anyway.)
- I learned at boot, the above file is copied to /var/spool/postfix/etc
- Fixing resolv.conf doesn’t fix the extra postfix copy
- Editing the postfix copy (and doing
service postfix reastart doesn’t solve it
- Fixing resolv.conf, setting it to read-only (chmod 444 resolv.conf) …
- On reboot, even though read-only, the contents are replaced by just the ipv6 DNS address!
- The ipv4 address DOES work
- But I find no way to get it into /etc/resolv.conf … and stay!!
I tried “disabling ipv6” in postfix. Did not help. (add this line to main.cf:
inet_protocols = ipv4)
I am losing TONS of email… ideas most most welcome.
Operating system Debian Linux 10
Webmin version 1.990
Usermin version 1.834 "
Virtualmin version 6.17-3
Authentic theme version 19.85.1
For resolv.conf problem use chattr could help there!
“If you have other programs that might modify it (like a DHCP client), you’ll have to see about reconfiguring them. Or
chattr +i /etc/resolv.conf after making it a static file instead of a symlink, but beware that whatever tries to write it, might not like the resulting errors.”
More info here
Take care for reversedns ptr records for ipv6 while otherwise gmail problem .
Take care you have at the virtualservers itself also the ipv6, and there for the hostname part to if using
some test sites:
https://en.internet.nl/ mail and domain
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I don’t have any ipv6 in resolv.conf, but ipv6 working on mail and so.
But the nameserver of hoster is in resolv.conf so it could find domain/ip on the box , and because of their network settings and ip’s
But if that nameserver doesn’t do ipv6 (translations somewhere) you can use a ipv6 nameserver there to as i have on a other box
I am using external dns services!
I don’t have a etc in /var/spool/postfix/ alma8x vmin6x
Perhaps you’re running a different version. I’m on Debian 10…
Yes and no the chattr for the resolv.conf you can use however is on every OS.
Is the only part i can help , but i don’t understand your problem further.
"If you really aren’t using DHCP, my suspicion is that your provider is overwriting your resolv.conf file with a fresh one anytime you reboot. You may want to discuss that with them.
to /etc/resolv.conf - than run this command
chattr +i /etc/resolv.conf
to make the file resolv.conf immutable (will no longer be able to be overwritten on boot)"
chattr +i /etc/resolv.conf looks like a good idea, thanks!
The rest of the stuff doesn’t matter. No symlinks. I don’t actually need ipv6 on my email server at this point.
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