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>>>>> "S(" == Support (DCI) <email@example.com> writes:
S(> the list-owner get a message that the number of hops has been exceeded.
This is a "feature" of sendmail and most other sane MTAs. When an MTA
attempts to deliver a message, it counts how many "hops" are required to
make a connection to the remote host. Each router adds 1 to the hop count.
If the hop count exceeds a certain value, the MTA assumes an irrecoverable
problem, such as a router loop, that would prevent delivery and aborts the
connection. By default, sendmail.cf is configured with a MaxHopCount of
17, which is usually plenty.
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Rich Pieri <firstname.lastname@example.org> / When not in use, Happy Fun Ball
Sysmonster, Unix Wrangler / should be returned to its special
Prescient Technologies, Inc. / container and kept under
I speak for myself, not PTI or SWEC / refrigeration.