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Old 04-17-2008, 04:44 AM   #1
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Port 25

Is it normal for port 25 to be linked to the local loopback address?
What can I do to change this so that the local address is

on doing a netstat -ntlp output is:
tcp 0 0* LIST

This is causing problems for the smtp mail delivery.

Old 04-17-2008, 04:51 AM   #2
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It is the task of the server socket process to bind to an interface. If you are talking of port 25 (assuming sendmail) you have to edit the file and specify the ip address as to bind to all interfaces.
PS: once you edit the file you have to run make to have the changes propogated to
Old 04-17-2008, 05:01 AM   #3
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Thanks for the hint. I am using postfix

the line to add to is inet_interfaces = all

That worked fine.



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