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bad address pattern: BB

Frappy John
For the past 20 hours my postfix system has been failing to receive external mail and issuing a 'bad address pattern: "BB"' error.

I am running Postfix 2.2.10 under RHES 4.0.

Here is an excerpt of my maillog:

Jul 10 12:33:32 tiger postfix/smtpd[24025]: connect from lists.php.net[216.92.131.4]
Jul 10 12:33:32 tiger postfix/smtpd[24025]: fatal: bad address pattern: "BB"
Jul 10 12:33:32 tiger postfix/smtpd[24026]: connect from mail.cmharchitects.com[69.38.0.65]
Jul 10 12:33:32 tiger postfix/smtpd[24026]: fatal: bad address pattern: "BB"
Jul 10 12:33:32 tiger postfix/smtpd[24027]: connect from n34a.bullet.mail.sp1.yahoo.com[66.163.168.128]
Jul 10 12:33:32 tiger postfix/smtpd[24027]: fatal: bad address pattern: "BB"
Jul 10 12:33:32 tiger postfix/smtpd[24029]: connect from mail2.offeredby.net[70.47.20.182]
Jul 10 12:33:32 tiger postfix/smtpd[24029]: fatal: bad address pattern: "BB"
Jul 10 12:33:32 tiger postfix/smtpd[24031]: connect from n28.bullet.mail.mud.yahoo.com[68.142.206.223]
Jul 10 12:33:32 tiger postfix/smtpd[24031]: fatal: bad address pattern: "BB"
Jul 10 12:33:32 tiger postfix/smtpd[24034]: connect from quill.cprpt.com[153.69.213.139]
Jul 10 12:33:32 tiger postfix/smtpd[24034]: fatal: bad address pattern: "BB"
Jul 10 12:33:32 tiger postfix/smtpd[24028]: connect from ktown.kde.org[131.246.120.250]
Jul 10 12:33:32 tiger postfix/smtpd[24028]: fatal: bad address pattern: "BB"
Jul 10 12:33:32 tiger postfix/smtpd[24032]: connect from ktown.kde.org[131.246.120.250]
Jul 10 12:33:32 tiger postfix/smtpd[24032]: fatal: bad address pattern: "BB"
Jul 10 12:33:32 tiger postfix/smtpd[24033]: connect from 229.183.219.87.dynamic.jazztel.es[87.219.183.229]
Jul 10 12:33:32 tiger postfix/smtpd[24033]: fatal: bad address pattern: "BB"
Jul 10 12:33:32 tiger postfix/smtpd[24030]: connect from maillist.peak.org[69.59.192.254]
Jul 10 12:33:32 tiger postfix/smtpd[24030]: fatal: bad address pattern: "BB"
Jul 10 12:33:33 tiger postfix/master[23560]: warning: process /usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd pid 24025 exit status 1
Jul 10 12:33:33 tiger postfix/master[23560]: warning: /usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd: bad command startup -- throttling
Jul 10 12:33:33 tiger postfix/master[23560]: warning: process /usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd pid 24026 exit status 1
Jul 10 12:33:33 tiger postfix/master[23560]: warning: process /usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd pid 24027 exit status 1
Jul 10 12:33:33 tiger postfix/master[23560]: warning: process /usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd pid 24029 exit status 1
Jul 10 12:33:33 tiger postfix/master[23560]: warning: process /usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd pid 24031 exit status 1
Jul 10 12:33:33 tiger postfix/master[23560]: warning: process /usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd pid 24034 exit status 1
Jul 10 12:33:33 tiger postfix/master[23560]: warning: process /usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd pid 24028 exit status 1
Jul 10 12:33:33 tiger postfix/master[23560]: warning: process /usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd pid 24032 exit status 1
Jul 10 12:33:33 tiger postfix/master[23560]: warning: process /usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd pid 24033 exit status 1
Jul 10 12:33:33 tiger postfix/master[23560]: warning: process /usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd pid 24030 exit status 1

Any help would be most appreciated.

[My apologies if duplicate postings show up after this one. My regular subscription to this list goes through my mail server and an earlier attempt to post this message is being held up, so I have just subscribed to the list under my gmail account in order to post it.]

Thanks,

John Hicks


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Re: bad address pattern: BB

Wietse Venema
Frappy John:
>  For the past 20 hours my postfix system has been failing to receive
> external mail and issuing a 'bad address pattern: "BB"' error.

What has changed?

BTW you forgot to include "postconf -n" information.

        Wietse
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Re: bad address pattern: BB

Victor Duchovni
In reply to this post by Frappy John
On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 03:19:21PM -0400, Frappy John wrote:

>  For the past 20 hours my postfix system has been failing to receive
> external mail and issuing a 'bad address pattern: "BB"' error.

Don't put comments one the same line as data in file based "mynetworks".

        # Good Comment
        192.0.2.1
        192.0.2.2 # Bad comment

> Jul 10 12:33:32 tiger postfix/smtpd[24025]: fatal: bad address pattern: "BB"

Do investigate into account recent changes you've made before reporting
problems.

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