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Old 12-28-2003, 11:41 AM   #1
Cynthia Blue
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Repair Questions after Power Outage

This last weekend we had some power outages here and my UPSMON did not shut my server down in time. Since then I have had some problems.

I ran fcsk and repaired some files as my server would not boot (I'm on RH8). Now it boots fine and it seems my web server is working okay. My mail server (POP3) was working okay yesterday, but today it seems as though I cannot pick up my mail through my Firebird mail client. I cannot connect to the server. I can ping my mail server, though. My IMAP seemed to be down after the crash, but that was okay as long as I could pick mail up through POP3, but now POP3 seems down to. Sending mail to myself seems okay, so my SMTP seems alright so far.

First of all, is the file repair okay, or should I do anything else to ensure a clean stable system?

Were some files permanently damaged and therefore I cannot get my mail up and running again? I've restarted the services, and still nothing. Is there anything else I can do to see if my POP3 and IMAP are recoverable? Both are the defaults that come with RH8. I've checked my firewall and my Router, and my internal IP addresses are still the same so that is okay there.

I have backups so thought it would be a pain to reinstall everything, it is doable.

Old 12-28-2003, 12:31 PM   #2
Cynthia Blue
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Okay apparently I'm having problems with my ports. I run with a Cisco Router/Modem and have to set NAT entries to open certain ports. I have 110 open for POP3 but still no go. I run a Shields Up and it says the port 110 is there, but it is closed.

My IMAP port is okay, protected by the firewall, and now my IMAP is working fine. Doh..

How can I check on my server itself to see if that port 110 is open? Or is there a way to do so? Firewall has it set okay, I block it completely and Shields Up doesent even detect it. I have it detected, but closed. I want it open!


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