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Old 12-04-2006, 12:31 PM   #1
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Sendmail from User to Root. Not working


Hey guys,

Well im in a class here, and we have to run Fedora Core 4 on vmware but aside from that depressing little tidbit. I am having problems using sendmail to..well... send mail, from a user to root.

In the /var/log/maillog.4 this line is exactly what is popping up constantly. (Disregard the dates and times)

Aug 3 11:46:02 FC413062006 sendmail[3314]: k73Hk2J9003314: to=root, ctladdr=root (0/0), delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay, pri=30706, relay=[127.0.0.1] [127.0.0.1], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Connection refused by [127.0.0.1]

This comes up every time, and I cant seem to figure it out.

Any ideas?


Thanks!
 
Old 12-04-2006, 12:36 PM   #2
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Looks like your Sendmail server is not allowing connections via the loopback interface. Can you telnet to localhost on port 25?
 
Old 12-04-2006, 12:41 PM   #3
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No sir're connection refused as well.

Last edited by bumjubeo; 12-04-2006 at 12:45 PM.
 
Old 12-04-2006, 01:03 PM   #4
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The email isnt leaving the local system, so shouldnt it not be using a port then?

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Old 12-04-2006, 01:09 PM   #5
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You would still need to establish a connection with your MTA to send the message. Do you have IPTables enabled? Are you blocking traffic from the localhost address?
 
Old 12-04-2006, 01:16 PM   #6
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I just checked my iptables, and there is nothing being blocked, or allowed.

Are connections implicilty denied if there is nothing in the table?
 
Old 12-04-2006, 02:51 PM   #7
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I do have the line in sendmail.mc

DAEMON_OPTIONS('Port=smtp,Addr=127.0.0.1, name=MTA')

This should allow it to listen on localhost as the comments say.
 
  


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