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Old 07-06-2003, 09:25 PM   #1
loner
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Internet-related questions


Im having a few head-bashing sessions here trying to get things up and running, under RH 9.

First of all, I can't seem to send email at all (I can receive fine), I have the server set up and everything via smtp, and its a no go. Ive tried telnetting to it via "telnet smtp.snet.net 25", but thats a no go too.

Secondly, I have gtk-gnutella installed, but I cant seem to connect, it always times out.

An important note, Im on a school network, so that might be the problem, but I really don't want to use that as an excuse without thinking things through first.
 
Old 07-06-2003, 10:38 PM   #2
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Post your (error) output when you run your telnet command. I just tried from my computer and it worked here.

Since you are on a school network are you trying to go through a firewall?
 
Old 07-07-2003, 07:41 AM   #3
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Error is:

[root@localhost root]# telnet smtp.snet.net 25
Trying 204.60.203.69...
telnet: connect to address 204.60.203.69: Connection timed out

Also about the firewall, Im not sure if thats it, because people around here (that I know) use Hotmail and Yahoo and the sort. Also, they can connect via Kazaa under Windoze just fine . Because of that, Im led to think its just due to my inexperience.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 08:35 AM   #4
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Originally posted by loner
Error is:

[root@localhost root]# telnet smtp.snet.net 25
Trying 204.60.203.69...
telnet: connect to address 204.60.203.69: Connection timed out

Also about the firewall, Im not sure if thats it, because people around here (that I know) use Hotmail and Yahoo and the sort. Also, they can connect via Kazaa under Windoze just fine . Because of that, Im led to think its just due to my inexperience.
It could still be a firewall issue. If they are using the web interface for Hotmail and Yahoo, they are using the HTTP protocol which most firewall admins allow.

Now Kazaa is a different story

Mike
 
Old 07-07-2003, 10:00 AM   #5
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If they are using the web interface for Hotmail and Yahoo, they are using the HTTP protocol which most firewall admins allow.
Yep, I know that, and I would be more apt to place blame on a firewall if they couldn't do kazaa, either. Im just a bit
 
  


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