[Buildbot-devel] buildbot master fragile with respect to outgoing smtp?

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Sun Aug 21 18:44:21 UTC 2011

On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 1:41 PM, Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:
> Is it really intended for buildbot masters to fall over dead if they
> can't reach the outgoing smtp server?  I guess this is
> reasonable behavior, since the smtp class that buildbot
> uses probably doesn't have its own outgoing queue,
> but it was still a bit of a surprise.

It shouldn't fall over dead, but yes, it is expected that the mail
will be lost - Buildbot does not do any client-side queueing.

We've run into this at Mozilla, too.  The fix is to run a local MTA
that can do queueing.


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