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Old 09-09-2001, 05:24 PM   #1
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Problems with sendmail and fetchmail


Hi!
I am not sure if this is the place to post, but as I am a newbie I guess it's the right place.

Well, I have problems with fetchmail, that refuses to work. Poking my nose around I discovered that sendmail doesn't work and I don't know why. Can you help?
I'll give you some information that might help.

If I launch fetchmail I get:
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65 messages for pamide at mail.sitoverde.com (219437 octets).
reading message 1 of 65 (2575 octets) .fetchmail: timeout after 60 seconds
waiting for listener to respond.
fetchmail: client/server synchronization error while fetching from
mail.sitoverde.com
fetchmail: Query status=7 (ERROR)
---

I cannot make sendmail or postfix work. Look what I found in /var/log/messages :

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Sep 7 22:23:04 localhost kernel: IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP

Sep 7 22:23:05 localhost postfix: Starting postfix:
Sep 7 22:23:05 localhost postfix: newaliases: fatal: could not find any
active network interfaces
Sep 7 22:23:06 localhost postfix: postmap: fatal: could not find any active
network interfaces
Sep 7 22:23:10 localhost last message repeated 4 times
Sep 7 22:23:12 localhost postfix: postfix
Sep 7 22:23:12 localhost rc: Starting postfix: succeeded
---

I found 2 files in /var/log/mail : errors e warnings. Here I read:
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Sep 7 21:24:56 localhost postfix/sendmail[442]: fatal: could not find any
active network interfaces
Sep 7 21:25:02 localhost postfix[448]: fatal: could not find any active
network interfaces
Sep 7 21:49:17 localhost postfix/sendmail[444]: fatal: could not find any
active network interfaces
Sep 7 21:49:23 localhost postfix[450]: fatal: could not find any active
network interfaces
Sep 7 22:23:05 localhost postfix/sendmail[441]: fatal: could not find any
active network interfaces
Sep 7 22:23:11 localhost postfix[447]: fatal: could not find any active
network interfaces

Sep 7 22:29:44 localhost postfix/sendmail[815]: warning: Cannot flush mail
queue - mail system is down
---

I cannot send mail localy with:
mail miky

In /etc/hosts I have:
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
 
Old 09-10-2001, 04:14 AM   #2
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well, it says "could not find any active network interfaces", so I think you should make sure all the network configs are ok, activate it manually, make sure its up, and then try again.
 
Old 09-10-2001, 05:37 AM   #3
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Well, I don't have a network interface. I only have a steam engine modem. What shall I configure?
I have no ideea.

Miky
 
Old 09-10-2001, 02:19 PM   #4
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You only need to have fetchmail running if you have more than one person using the computer, like on a network. Netscape Communicator or K-Mail do not need this to work. They work fine without it. Pine, on the other hand, does require it.

But if you want to set up a dummy ethernet card on your stand-alone machine, it is actually recommended. If you have Netconfig, you select another adapter and use the DNS 127.0.0.1 and then select dummy1 as your adapter. Voila! A networked, stand-alone computer!
 
Old 09-10-2001, 02:36 PM   #5
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I know that K-Mail is working. But I need fetchmail to download my mail. I don't care where.
Only this is not working. I'll try to configure a dummy network interface.
Oh, look! I have netconfig. I'll try configure it.

Thanks, Miky
 
Old 09-10-2001, 03:02 PM   #6
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Just getting your modem working would give you the network interface to keep sendmail / fetchmail happy... Mind you it does sound like even the loopback interface might not be up What output does
Code:
ifconfig
give you if you run it from the command line.

cheers

Jamie...
 
Old 09-12-2001, 03:18 PM   #7
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No, it's not enough to keep fetchmail happy. fetchmail said that there are 65 messagges for miky and it was right. That means fetchmail was able to talk with mail.sitoverde.com server.

I am afraid I am really newbie and don't understand much

ifconfig sais:
ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr:10.0.0.18 P-t-P:10.0.0.254 Mask:255.255.255.255
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1600 Metric:1
RX packets:6 errors:1 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:1
TX packets:7 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:10
 
  


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