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Old 06-18-2004, 08:08 AM   #1
rmanocha
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exim connection timed out error(host lookup is done fine)


Hey guys,
I am having a problem with my exim SMTP server.I am on a single machine network and dont need any fancy things to work.I just want exim to send my mails out.
When i use pine and send a message, it says the message has been send but no one ever ecieves the message.I look at the logs and this is what they say:
Code:
2004-06-18 14:51:03 1BbOS7-0000jA-00 <= rmanocha@manocha.ath.cx U=rmanocha P=local-esmtp S=535 id=Pine.LNX.4.58.0406181450460.2796@prophecy
2004-06-18 14:54:13 1BbOS7-0000jA-00 ironman.mail.utexas.edu [128.83.32.51]: Connection timed out
The earlier messages have completely timed out and bounced back.
I have specified three domains in my exim configrophecy(my machines name),localhost and manocha.ath.cx(my DNS name).
manocha.ath.cx does not have a incoming mail server running.
i removed the entry in inetd for exim and started exim on bootup.
I also have port 25 open so it is not a port issue.A nmap of localhost gives me this:

Code:
PORT      STATE SERVICE
22/tcp    open  ssh
25/tcp    open  smtp
68/tcp    open  dhcpclient
80/tcp    open  http
111/tcp   open  rpcbind
443/tcp   open  https
10000/tcp open  snet-sensor-mgmt
I dont know what i am doing wrong here.If u wish to see my exim.conf file or my exim log file,I can put it up.
Can someone please help me with this.this is really excrutiating.
Thanks
 
Old 06-18-2004, 12:51 PM   #2
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hmm -- is there anymore to that log entry ??
like you said dns worked and resolved to
University of Texas at Austin
but i don't see an outgoing email address to that server ??????
after it receives the mail <= incoming from pine
(and that look correct)
there should be an ougoing address line
=> somebody@utexas.edu
but instead it just has a server name
ironman.mail.utexas.edu
without =>
and there should be more entries after that like T=remote_smtp and stuff like in the first line
finally ending in the remote dns number
are you trying to forward mail through the server at utexas or something ???
if so you need to set that server as smarthost
in other words -- must be something wrong with the config
 
Old 06-20-2004, 12:40 AM   #3
rmanocha
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ok..i have put up my log entry here:
http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/rmanocha/log
I think i am trying to forward mail throgh the utexas server.(i have a mail account in mail.utexas.edu).I can use their imap server to get my mail.I some how cant use their smtp server to send them out and so i am trying to setup my own server.
well let me know if you need more information.
 
  


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