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linuxbird 11-06-2010 02:08 PM

localhost port 25 not open
OK, I'm tired, and a bit confused. Made some network and hardware changes, and now I can't get the mailserver to work. It seems that sendmail can't loop to itself on When I nmap localhost, I find that port 25 isn't open.

Naturally, nothing has changed on my system except for different routing, interfaces, etc.

So the question for sendmail gurus,is where should I be looking?


acid_kewpie 11-06-2010 02:26 PM

Well if you've changed network and hardware then why should that be a sendmail thing? You need to divide and conquer etc... Is sendmail running at all? Is it listening on port 25? Note that iptables can still happily block a connection if it is listening just fine etc.

linuxbird 11-06-2010 04:10 PM

port 25 issue resolved, I think.

Now have an smtpauth problem. But I can ping smtpauth from another machine on the lan, so this is probably a routing problem...looking

arizonagroovejet 11-07-2010 08:32 AM


Originally Posted by linuxbird (Post 4151332)
port 25 issue resolved, I think.

So post the details of what it was you did to solve it.

That way in future when people come across this thread via Google when trying to find a solution to their own problem, details of your solution might help them.

linuxbird 11-24-2010 10:17 PM

I wish I could tell you exactly what I did to solve it. The several sheets of scribbled notes. In the end I got it fixed, but could not duplicate it if I had to. This is a direct consequence of having too many things going at the end of the effort. Sorry.

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