Red HatThis forum is for the discussion of Red Hat Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
I am trying to set up a sendmail server on a RH Enterprise Workstation computer. I got a web server, and other stuff up and running, but I cannot get the e-mail server to work. For a while, I could send e-mail directly from the machine, but not from another machine on my network with Eudora, but now I cannot send or receive from the machine. I've tried making all sorts of changes to sendmail.mc according to different posts that I have found, and I've looked at (and even turned off iptables), but there was nothing in it restricting anything. I've turned off all firewall stuff on the machine, and also on my internal firewall/router/gateway/dhcp server. But, I can't even telnet to port 25. I get connection refused, even when I sit at the machine, open a terminal window, and type telnet 127.0.0.1 25 I get connection refused!! I also tried coming in through my firewall from outside my private network, and get the same result. I've also tried telnetting into the ip address from other machines on my private network. Still refused. I've also used the machine name and domain name. Still refused.
If I type netstat -an, I get a whole bunch of stuff, and I can see that clearly a bunch of ports are turned on and connected to 127.0.0.1, BUT NOT port 25 Any ideas what the problem can be? I've even tried typing various commands that should open up the port, under iptables, but nothing works.
Yes, it is running. When I give the command service sendmail status, it reports that sendmail is running. One thing that is strange is that it takes a long time to start or restart sendmail. Something like a minute or more, while all other services start or restart in a matter of less than a second. Also, I keep getting a message 192.168.0.70 sent an invalid ICMP type 11, code 0 error to a broadcast: 192.168.0.255. Also, I note that sm-client is not running, and it fails when the machine boots. I can telnet into other ports that I am trying use use, like 110, without any problem. It is only port 25 that is blocked, and this is even on the machine, itself, from the console, or from another machine on my private network.