The MTA does not start.
The /home switch
The /home switch points to an unavailable location.
Make sure the location specified by the /home startup
switch is currently available to the MTA. If the domain is located
on a different server from where the MTA will run, preparations
for the connection between the MTA and the domain are required:
- If you are using the NetWare® MTA,
you must use the /dn startup
switch or the /user and /password startup
switches to enable the MTA to log in to the server where the domain
- If you are using the Linux MTA, mount the file system
where the domain is located to the server where the MTA is running.
- If you are using the Windows MTA, you must create
the drive mapping to the domain and post offices in the domain before
starting the MTA.
The server where the domain resides is down.
Check the status of the server where the domain resides.
The /work switch
points to an unavailable location. Although not required, the /work
startup switch is useful to specify a local working directory for
the MTA when the domain it services is located on a different server.
Using the /work switch to provide a local working directory
on the server where it is installed is highly recommended for MTA
performance. If the /work switch is not used, the working
directory is placed in the directory specified by the /home
Make sure the location of the MTA working directory is available
to the MTA.
The MTA does not have sufficient rights to the domain directory.
Make sure the network rights in the domain are correct.
The domain database (wpdomain.db)
The MTA server has inadequate resources.
The MTA is not installed correctly.
Language-specific files are missing.
The MTA is encountering a problem with one specific aspect
of its functioning.
MTA startup switches are available to disable specific MTA
functions while allowing other functions to continue normally. For
example, the /noada switch disables the MTA admin thread.
If a specific MTA function is causing the MTA to shut down, you
might be able to disable that particular function with a startup
MTA Startup Switches in
Transfer Agent in the GroupWise
7 Administration Guide.
The MTA encounters an error condition.