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Old 04-03-2002, 03:59 PM   #1
Pedroski
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etc/hosts.allow


Still having trouble with my email. Can anyone give me an example of the correct syntax for the above file.
I am dad@linux on my PC. Linux is the name in HOSTNAME.
Or is it better to set hosts.deny? They configure sendmail, right?
I can download email, but not send
On trying to send I get :
SMTP error
Command CONNECT
connection refused.

Which is no fun! Thanks to anyone who answers!

Peter
 
Old 04-03-2002, 07:00 PM   #2
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sounds like you are not configured to listen on the external interface, If this is sendmail then it defaults to local only and will need to have a line changed in the sendmail.cf file

this line is the default... local only

DaemonPortOptions=Port=smtp,Addr=127.0.0.1, Name=MTA

you can either delete it or change the .mc file from
DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=127.0.0.1, Name=MTA')
to this
dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=127.0.0.1, Name=MTA')
and rebuild sendmail.cf.
 
Old 04-03-2002, 07:02 PM   #3
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hosts.allow will do nothing unless you also use hosts.deny
 
  


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