[olug] Prying open port 25
dthacker9 at cox.net
Wed May 31 03:13:19 UTC 2006
On Monday 29 May 2006 22:31, Dave Weis wrote:
> If it's running postfix, some distributions tell it to only listen on
> loopback. If telnet localhost 25 shows signs of life, edit
> /etc/postfix/main.cf and look for inet_interfaces:
> inet_interfaces = all
> #inet_interfaces = $myhostname
> #inet_interfaces = $myhostname, localhost
> #inet_interfaces = localhost
> The last line is what you probably have, the first line is what you need.
Thanks for the pointers. I found two mentions of inet_interfaces, one near
the top of main.cf and another down in the body. I set them both to "all"
and ran postfix reload. Still no joy. I did verify that a telnet to
localhost 25 will get a response from postifx. If anyone has another
thought, please drop me a line.
> On Mon, 29 May 2006, Dave Thacker wrote:
> > Stock SuSE 10.0 install with Postfix. I'm working at setting up an
> > email server.
> > I can't telnet to my mail server on port 25 from another box within the
> > network. So far I've:
> > -disabled the firewall
> > mail:~ # rcSuSEfirewall2 status
> > Checking the status of SuSEfirewall2
> > unused
> > -found a reference to a setting in /etc/sysconfig/mail. Set
> > SMTPD_LISTEN_REMOTE="yes"
> > -verified postfix is running and will send local (to the server) mail
> > I'm still getting "Connection Refused". Haven't spotted anything in the
> > logs. Any ideas?
> > Dave
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