I have a snow-leopard os-x Server configuration running postfix with no local firewall on the X-Serve.
When a client attempts to connect to the SMTP port the connection takes about 15 seconds to accept the connection and get the smtp id string back.
Does anybody have any idea what the delay could be.
telnet smtpserver 25 takes 15 seconds externally
telnet localhost 25 is almost immediate
Using tcpdump on incoming firewall (separate host) and smtp server for the port shows that the connection is being passed through almost immediately but the response is very slow in coming back.
Thanks for the support.