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Old 05-30-2008, 06:47 AM   #1
CoolCow
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Postfix running but not responding


I'm new to this forum, so first off: Hi to all!

I've managed to install Apache + PHP + mysql + postfix on a Redhat Enterprise server.

Everything works except for postfix. The tutorial i used for postfix is this one.

The problem:
When i try "telnet localhost smtp" i get this:
Trying 127.0.0.1...
Connected to localhost.localdomain (127.0.0.1).
Escape character is '^]'.

As you can see telnet connects, but the server doesn't awnser with a 220 message (e.g. 220 servername ESMTP Postfix)

Ignoring that i tried to "ehlo host" and that doesn't do anything eighter. As a matter of fact the server doesn't respond to anything i type, not even "quit"...

So what's wrong here?
 
Old 05-30-2008, 07:25 AM   #2
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Hi.

Do you get the same with 'telnet localhost 25'?
What do you get from 'netstat -pantu | grep 25' as root?

Dave
 
Old 05-30-2008, 07:56 AM   #3
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Yes, i get the same output on port 25.

The netstat:
Code:
netstat -pantu | grep 25
tcp        0      0 127.0.0.1:25                0.0.0.0:*                   LIST                          EN      17357/master
tcp       16      0 127.0.0.1:25                127.0.0.1:37163             CLOS                          E_WAIT  -
tcp       21      0 127.0.0.1:25                127.0.0.1:59485             CLOS                          E_WAIT  -
tcp       63      0 127.0.0.1:25                127.0.0.1:59486             CLOS                          E_WAIT  -
tcp       63      0 127.0.0.1:25                127.0.0.1:59487             CLOS                          E_WAIT  -
tcp       33      0 127.0.0.1:25                127.0.0.1:43917             CLOS                          E_WAIT  -
tcp       29      0 127.0.0.1:25                127.0.0.1:55951             CLOS                          E_WAIT  -
tcp       63      0 127.0.0.1:25                127.0.0.1:55952             CLOS                          E_WAIT  -
tcp       98      0 127.0.0.1:25                127.0.0.1:43748             CLOS                          E_WAIT  -
tcp      107      0 127.0.0.1:25                127.0.0.1:34547             CLOS                          E_WAIT  -
Edit:
I forgot to tell that sending mails works.
I've installed the postfixadmin script and sent a mail through that and it was delivered.

Last edited by CoolCow; 05-30-2008 at 08:58 AM.
 
Old 05-30-2008, 08:52 AM   #4
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I've had this before with postfix, but I'm now racking my brains to remember what it was :-)

I'm sure it's probably a configuration problem. I'll reply again when/if I remember.

Meanwhile, check /var/log/mail.log for any errors on postfix startup.
 
Old 05-30-2008, 09:33 AM   #5
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Logfiles, why do i always forget about them

logfile said:
fatal: open database /etc/postfix/aliases.db: No such file or directory

Logic error since aliases.db is located in /etc/aliases.db...

Like you said, configuration problem...
 
Old 05-30-2008, 10:01 AM   #6
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Code:
# /usr/sbin/postalias /etc/posfix/aliases
 
  


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