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“Missing transport type field” error in maillog when starting Postfix

    • Updated:
    • 16 Aug 2016
    • Product/Version:
    • InterScan Messaging Security Suite 7.1 Linux
    • InterScan Messaging Security Suite 7.1 Windows
    • InterScan Messaging Security Virtual Appliance 8.2
    • InterScan Messaging Security Virtual Appliance 8.5
    • InterScan Messaging Security Virtual Appliance 9.0
    • Platform:
    • Linux - Red Hat RHEL 4 32-bit
    • Linux - Red Hat RHEL 5 32-bit
    • Linux - Red Hat RHEL 5.1 32-bit
Summary

You see the following error message in the maillog when starting Postfix on InterScan Messaging Security Suite (IMSS) or InterScan Messaging Security Virtual Appliance (IMSVA):

Jan 01 00:00:00 IMSS postfix/master[#####]: fatal: /etc/postfix/master.cf: line ##: missing "transport type" field

Details
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This issue happens when there are incorrect entries or there are characters that have been inserted accidentally in the master.cf file.

To resolve the issue, make sure there are no unwanted characters or entries in the file.

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Solution Id:
1095438
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