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Trying to send nagios messages to my exchange

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I just finished setting up a Nagios server and configured it.  I installed Postfix and setup relaying to the exchange 07 box.  But I followed the instructions outlined in here http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2006/12/28/432013.aspx
and I could not still send messages.  How do I forward messages from root on Postfix to a particular user on exchange?  What do I specify?
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by:CompanionCube
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Can you tell us whether or not if the postfix queue is holding the email messages?
Is there any indication of errors or otherwise in the logs?

http://www.postfix.org/BASIC_CONFIGURATION_README.html#syslog_howto

Also, can you test using telnet?
telnet <ip of E2K7> 25
HELO 1234

does it connect to your Exchange server? Or is it blocked?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123686.aspx
http://www.messagingtalk.org/how-to-test-smtp-communication-using-telnet
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Maillog

Sep 13 12:36:40 Monitor postfix/error[9505]: 79C054AFB8: to=<cjameson@americanriskins.com>, relay=none, delay=0.04, delays=0.02/0/0/0.01, dsn=5.0.0, status=bounced (americanriskins.com)
Sep 13 12:36:40 Monitor postfix/cleanup[9502]: 814714AFC3: message-id=<20100913173640.814714AFC3@Monitor.DomainServer.net>
Sep 13 12:36:40 Monitor postfix/qmgr[1180]: 814714AFC3: from=<>, size=2251, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Sep 13 12:36:40 Monitor postfix/bounce[9506]: 79C054AFB8: sender non-delivery notification: 814714AFC3
Sep 13 12:36:40 Monitor postfix/qmgr[1180]: 79C054AFB8: removed
Sep 13 12:36:40 Monitor postfix/local[9508]: 814714AFC3: to=<cjameson@Monitor.DomainServer.net>, relay=local, delay=0.02, delays=0.01/0/0/0.01, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to mailbox)
Sep 13 12:36:40 Monitor postfix/qmgr[1180]: 814714AFC3: removed

I do see them coming in the queue but seems like they dont really go anywhere
PS I can telnet into exchange just fine on port 25
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by:CompanionCube
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add americanriskins.com to /etc/postfix/local-host-names and restart Postfix?

~~~

check your main.cf file...
Is your "smtpd_use_tls" set to "yes"? set it to "no" and save

" Whenever you make a change to the main.cf or master.cf file, execute the following command as root in order to refresh a running mail system:
    # postfix reload
"
http://www.postfix.org/BASIC_CONFIGURATION_README.html

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When using the telnet test from your server, were you able to generate a test email to "cjameson@americanriskins.com"?

use the following to test...
telnet <ip> 25
helo 1234
mail from: cjameson@Monitor.DomainServer.net
rcpt to: cjameson@americanriskins.com
data
"test test test"
.
quit

~~~
in general, if you make a mistake on a line during telnet 25 test, don't use backspace to correct it; just start another line and try again

let us know
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by:cjameson74
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I do not have a file called  /etc/postfix/local-host-names
Is there another file I need to edit?
I am running on Ubuntu

Also the telnet test worked
Took a few minutes but ya worked ok...
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How do I send a message to a certain email address to an exchange server.  I know the sending part works fine from the Postfix end...but do I need to setup an alias from the root user? Or how does that work?  Basically I just want anything from the nagios alert box to send directly to my email address.
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Can anyone tell me why sending an email its never getting to the destination seems it goes nowhere
Sep 14 12:03:06 Monitor postfix/cleanup[32667]: 5F7AD48031: message-id=<20100914170306.5F7AD48031@Monitor.DomainServer.net>
Sep 14 12:03:06 Monitor postfix/qmgr[1101]: 5F7AD48031: from=<>, size=2359, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Sep 14 12:03:06 Monitor postfix/bounce[32671]: 533D547FD7: sender non-delivery notification: 5F7AD48031
Sep 14 12:03:06 Monitor postfix/qmgr[1101]: 533D547FD7: removed
Sep 14 12:03:06 Monitor postfix/error[331]: 5F7AD48031: to=<root@domainserver.net>, relay=none, delay=0.02, delays=0.01/0/0/0.01, dsn=5.0.0, status=bounced (domainserver.net)
Sep 14 12:03:06 Monitor postfix/qmgr[1101]: 5F7AD48031: removed
Sep 14 12:09:38 Monitor postfix/pickup[28220]: 89A0047FD7: uid=0 from=<root@Monitor.DomainServer.net>
Sep 14 12:09:38 Monitor postfix/cleanup[933]: 89A0047FD7: message-id=<1284484178.926@Monitor.DomainServer.net>
Sep 14 12:09:38 Monitor postfix/qmgr[1101]: 89A0047FD7: from=<root@Monitor.DomainServer.net>, size=606, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Sep 14 12:09:38 Monitor postfix/error[936]: 89A0047FD7: to=<cjameson@americanriskins.com>, relay=none, delay=0.11, delays=0.06/0.01/0/0.03, dsn=5.0.0, status=bounced (americanriskins.com)
Sep 14 12:09:38 Monitor postfix/cleanup[933]: 9B24748031: message-id=<20100914170938.9B24748031@Monitor.DomainServer.net>
Sep 14 12:09:38 Monitor postfix/qmgr[1101]: 9B24748031: from=<>, size=2444, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Sep 14 12:09:38 Monitor postfix/bounce[937]: 89A0047FD7: sender non-delivery notification: 9B24748031
Sep 14 12:09:38 Monitor postfix/qmgr[1101]: 89A0047FD7: removed
Sep 14 12:09:38 Monitor postfix/cleanup[933]: AA56647FC1: message-id=<20100914170938.9B24748031@Monitor.DomainServer.net>
Sep 14 12:09:38 Monitor postfix/qmgr[1101]: AA56647FC1: from=<>, size=2593, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Sep 14 12:09:38 Monitor postfix/local[940]: 9B24748031: to=<root@Monitor.DomainServer.net>, relay=local, delay=0.07, delays=0.01/0.05/0/0.01, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (forwarded as AA56647FC1)
Sep 14 12:09:38 Monitor postfix/qmgr[1101]: 9B24748031: removed
Sep 14 12:09:43 Monitor postfix/smtp[943]: AA56647FC1: to=<cjameson@exchange.domainserver.net>, orig_to=<root@Monitor.DomainServer.net>, relay=192.168.1.212[192.168.1.212]:25, delay=5.1, delays=0.01/0.06/0.02/5, dsn=5.7.1, status=bounced (host 192.168.1.212[192.168.1.212] said: 550 5.7.1 Unable to relay (in reply to RCPT TO command))
Sep 14 12:09:53 Monitor postfix/qmgr[1101]: AA56647FC1: removed
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by:cjameson74
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Ok I answered my own question ...
550 5.7.1 Unable to relay (in reply to RCPT TO command))

The thing is I setup custom connectors on my exchange server 07 already...not sure why they wouldnt be working.  Do I need to set this up on the default connnector?  We have like 3 or 4 of them.  I just dont want to open it all up (the default connector) and allow spam in thats all.  Any suggestions?
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Creating a Receive Connector that Grants Anonymous Relay to Specific Source IP Addresses
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb232021%28EXCHG.80%29.aspx

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You would create a new connector and set it to relay only for your specified linux server.
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