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Old 04-09-2003, 03:25 PM   #1
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Question wierd RH8 mail problem, unable to send but able to recieve


This is pretty much a fresh install, but with up2date updates. I have been able to send and receive mail fine up until recently using up2date the last two i installed were a new kernel; went from vmlinuz-2.4.18-14 to vmlinuz-2.4.18-27.8.0, and a mozilla update. Up until then everything seemed fine. To check if it was the new kernel installed i tried booting with the older version with grub. From what i can tell in iptables there are no new chains, and i know i havent added any, ill c/p a copy of my table, but i dont know what has happened or what to do. =/


root@linux jason]# /sbin/iptables -L
Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

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/sbin/iptables -t nat -L
Chain PREROUTING (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Chain POSTROUTING (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination
 
Old 04-09-2003, 03:48 PM   #2
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When you say receive - do you mean:
1) as a server
2) as a client using Mozilla
 
Old 04-09-2003, 06:16 PM   #3
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i can receive as a client
 
Old 04-09-2003, 06:18 PM   #4
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So your machine is set up as a server. Is your SMTP server running? Try going to an external host and telnet to port 25. See if you gett connection refused or if it logs in OK.

What smtp server are you using?
 
Old 04-09-2003, 07:53 PM   #5
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sorry miss-type ment to say I can't recieve as a client, I am not running a server, rather trying to connect to the server as a out side client
 
Old 04-10-2003, 01:34 PM   #6
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Ah - are you using Mozilla? Have You confirmed that your pop/imap server is configured correctly under account settings? Can you ping the servers?
 
Old 04-10-2003, 03:16 PM   #7
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I am using Mozilla, the information is entered incorectly, It did work before i ran up2date and updated rh8 from what ever packages were from the install cd. I am am also able to ping the server, and have flushed my iptables to make sure nothing there would be stoping it. The wierd thing is I am able to recieve mail but not send it. And this happend after using up2date.
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PING mail.blanks.us (66.252.10.247) from 64.24.88.21 : 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 66.252.10.247: icmp_seq=1 ttl=50 time=341 ms
64 bytes from 66.252.10.247: icmp_seq=2 ttl=50 time=302 ms
64 bytes from 66.252.10.247: icmp_seq=3 ttl=50 time=382 ms

--- mail.blanks.us ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 3 received, 25% loss, time 3005ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 302.725/342.260/382.801/32.702 ms
[jason@linux jason]$
 
Old 04-10-2003, 03:34 PM   #8
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Do you get any error messages at all? Do the messages leave the outbox and appear in the sent items yet no message is received by the recipient?
 
Old 04-10-2003, 03:58 PM   #9
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never makes it to the outbox, i get a no route to host error. My account setup is, both smtp and pop goto mail.blanks.us pop on 113, and smtp on 25. when testing the ports by telneting to them to see if they're open, or able to connect , this is what i have done and returned back.

[bill@linux bill]$ telnet mail.blanks.us 113
Trying 66.252.10.247...
Connected to mail.blanks.us.
Escape character is '^]'.
q
Connection closed by foreign host.
[bill@linux bill]$ telnet mail.blanks.us 25
Trying 66.252.10.247...
telnet: connect to address 66.252.10.247: No route to host
[bill@linux bill]$
 
Old 04-10-2003, 04:28 PM   #10
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mmm - that is odd - it doesn't look like a mozilla problem. I can access port 25 on that host no problem. Can you connect to port 25 on any other hosts?
 
Old 04-10-2003, 04:35 PM   #11
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not from what i can tell, i just tried to connect to random hosts on port 25 they reslove but with the same error as with mail.blanks.us
 
Old 04-10-2003, 04:51 PM   #12
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When you say "random hosts" do you know if they have smtp servers running?

try:
telnet smtp.mindspring.com 25
 
Old 04-10-2003, 05:03 PM   #13
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didnt know, didnt know of any other smtp servers off hand
 
Old 04-11-2003, 10:49 AM   #14
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I checked a few other mail servers like mail.lomag.net, and i had the same problem.
 
Old 04-11-2003, 02:44 PM   #15
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It sounds like something is blocking port 25. Dod you have any other machines on that connection that you could try? It may be worth contacting your ISP to see if they are doing it. Maybe they are trying to combat spammers by only allowing their members to use their smtp server.

Do you go through any proxies or routers etc?
 
  


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