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Unable to Get Application server's IP Address from SMTP Relay/Application Relay RRS feed

  • Question

  • Need Help.

    We are using exchange 2010 as Application Relay / SMTP relay. we have lot's application server.s and some application application server's are not functional that's why we need to Identity which application server communicating with SMTP relay server or application relay server.

    I try to get it from Message Tracking Logs but no luck.

    Is there any way to get Active application server's IP addresses from exchange server?

    Thank You

    Nur Hossain


    NUR BD

    Monday, January 13, 2020 4:54 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    What’s the command you used to get Message Tracking Logs?

    As Andy referred above, you can try to enable the protocol logging for the custom receive connector which is used to receive messages from application servers, then check the SMTP conversations that occur between messaging servers.

    You can enable the protocol logging from EAC or through the following command:

    Set-ReceiveConnector "server name\connector name" -ProtocolLoggingLevel Verbose

    After enable the logging, the later SMTP conversations would be recorded on the log files. If your custom receive connector was set as Frontend Transport role, you can find the log with the default location: %ExchangeInstallPath%TransportRoles\Logs\FrontEnd\ProtocolLog\SmtpReceive.

    According to the fields of the log, such as event, local-endpoint and remote-endpoint, check which application server is communicating with the relay server. For more information about protocol logging, please refer to Protocol logging. And here is an article you can refer to analysis the protocol logging: Analyzing the protocol logs and Message tracking logs in Exchange 2013.

    Regards,

    Vera Shen


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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:57 AM

All replies

  • Need Help.

    We are using exchange 2010 as Application Relay / SMTP relay. we have lot's application server.s and some application application server's are not functional that's why we need to Identity which application server communicating with SMTP relay server or application relay server.

    I try to get it from Message Tracking Logs but no luck.

    Is there any way to get Active application server's IP addresses from exchange server?

    Thank You

    Nur Hossain


    NUR BD

    SMTP Protocol Logging enabled on the receive connector that is used:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/mail-flow/connectors/configure-protocol-logging?view=exchserver-2019


    Monday, January 13, 2020 12:41 PM
  • Hi,

    What’s the command you used to get Message Tracking Logs?

    As Andy referred above, you can try to enable the protocol logging for the custom receive connector which is used to receive messages from application servers, then check the SMTP conversations that occur between messaging servers.

    You can enable the protocol logging from EAC or through the following command:

    Set-ReceiveConnector "server name\connector name" -ProtocolLoggingLevel Verbose

    After enable the logging, the later SMTP conversations would be recorded on the log files. If your custom receive connector was set as Frontend Transport role, you can find the log with the default location: %ExchangeInstallPath%TransportRoles\Logs\FrontEnd\ProtocolLog\SmtpReceive.

    According to the fields of the log, such as event, local-endpoint and remote-endpoint, check which application server is communicating with the relay server. For more information about protocol logging, please refer to Protocol logging. And here is an article you can refer to analysis the protocol logging: Analyzing the protocol logs and Message tracking logs in Exchange 2013.

    Regards,

    Vera Shen


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they helped. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnsf@microsoft.com.


    Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:57 AM
  • Any updates so far? If you have got your expectations, could you share with us? Maybe it will help more people with similar requirements.

    Regards,

    Vera Shen


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they helped. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnsf@microsoft.com.

    Friday, January 17, 2020 1:11 AM