exinext - Finding individual retry times
A utility called exinext (mostly a Perl script) provides the ability to
fish specific information out of the retry database. Given a mail
domain (or a complete address), it looks up the hosts for that domain,
and outputs any retry information for the hosts or for the domain. At
present, the retry information is obtained by running exim_dumpdb (see
below) and processing the output. For example:
kanga.milne.fict.example:192.168.8.1 error 146: Connection refused
first failed: 21-Feb-1996 14:57:34
last tried: 21-Feb-1996 14:57:34
next try at: 21-Feb-1996 15:02:34
roo.milne.fict.example:192.168.8.3 error 146: Connection refused
first failed: 20-Jan-1996 13:12:08
last tried: 21-Feb-1996 11:42:03
next try at: 21-Feb-1996 19:42:03
past final cutoff time
You can also give exinext a local part, without a domain, and it will
give any retry information for that local part in your default domain.
A message id can be used to obtain retry information pertaining to a
specific message. This exists only when an attempt to deliver a
message to a remote host suffers a message-specific error (see section
42.2). exinext is not particularly efficient, but then it isn't
expected to be run very often.
This manual page needs a major re-work. If somebody knows better groff
than us and has more experience in writing manual pages, any patches
would be greatly appreciated.
This manual page was stitched together from spec.txt by Andreas Metzler
<ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but
may be used by others).
March 26, 2003