Explaining warning messages about "purging domain" and "used as an MX route" on the Symantec Messaging Gateway.

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Article ID: 177676

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Issue/Introduction

What do the following messages from the Symantec Messaging Gateway (SMG) actually mean?

2009 May 14 07:01:31 PDT (warning) ecelerity: [20867] smsrouting: ip address '10.10.10.1' used as an MX route
2009 May 15 14:43:21 PDT (warning) ecelerity: [27244] smsrouting: purging domain #sms#00000003

Cause

 

2009 May 14 07:01:31 PDT (warning) ecelerity: [20867] smsrouting: ip address '10.10.10.1' used as an MX route
Cause: This message indicates that an IP address was used for MX lookup during delivery.
Example: If a message is sent using the outbound queue for an address like "[email protected]" this message will show up in the logs.
NOTE: After the first message the lookup will be cached so if it's necessary to reproduce it again then restart the MTA before doing so.

2009 May 15 14:43:21 PDT (warning) ecelerity: [27244] smsrouting: purging domain #sms#00000003 
Cause: This message indicates a domain record for a domain is being added that has broken routing information, meaning that an NXDOMAIN response has been received. 
Example: A domain that has a broken MX record. If nslookup is run against the given domain the following response should be seen:  ** server can't find broken.qa: NXDOMAIN

 

Resolution

These messages are usually normal however  if too many warnings like these are seen, please contact Technical Support for further assistance.

NOTE: Starting with version 9.5, all the smsrouting: purging domain messages will be displayed only at the Information level logging.