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Old 03-21-2008, 03:12 PM   #16
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I would drop the firewall (temporarily) completely on both systems. I would also remove any entries (or comment them at least) in /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny just to make sure nothing is blocking the connections outside of the applications themselves. You should be able to run nmap against the Debian box and see your mail server ports from your Windows box. Once you can, the rest is in the application confs.

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Old 03-21-2008, 04:21 PM   #17
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thanks for the reply Chad..let me update since my last post..I scratched the Perfect Setup for Debian Etch and reinstalled with just the standard system. I installed postfix and the libsasl2 modules. I've added the necessary lines to /etc/postfix/main.cf
to allow my to use earthlink as my relayhost.
smtp_sasl_auth_enable = yes
smtp_sasl_password_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/sasl_passwd
smtp_sasl_security_options =
relayhost = [smtpauth.earthlink.net]

I created /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd and added:
smtpauth.earthlink.net myusername:mypassword

I ran chown root:root /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd && chmod 600 /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd and postmap /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd.

So that pretty much takes care of the MTA right?
My Dlink router finally died on me yesterday(got 7yrs out of 30$ purchase and a opened ports 25 and 110 on my new netgear router. I can telnet from my windows box to 25 but not 110 which I think is because I have no POP3 daemon running right?
Heres my questions I need to install POP3d right? Also I've only tried nmap with linux, what should I setup on my windoze box the command line or the Zenmap? I forgotten the command in nmap to check open ports can you post that please? At the moment hosts.allow is empty and .deny is commented #paranoid

thanks again for your help

dan
 
Old 03-21-2008, 06:54 PM   #18
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I configured dovecot and SASL with TLS..finally got a mail client on my windows box in this case outlook to pass 'tests' its pretty cool with just adding username without the domain although i am getting a SASL authentication error in /var/log/mail.log. I will double check /etc/postfix/main.cf for errors. I have a question I'm hoping someone could help with...from my windows box i can telnet to my server on ports 110 and 25 using ip address but i cannot telnet on these ports using fqdn. I changed /etc/hosts from 127.0.1.1 docean.selfip.net to 192.168.1.3 docean.selfip.net but still have that same issue. Do i have to install bind9 and configure?

thanks for any and all help

dan
 
  


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