Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-18-2004, 08:08 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Austin,TX
Distribution: Debian SID-->fully content-->Love APT,kernel 2.6.4
Posts: 327

Rep: Reputation: 30
exim connection timed out error(host lookup is done fine)

Hey guys,
I am having a problem with my exim SMTP server.I am on a single machine network and dont need any fancy things to work.I just want exim to send my mails out.
When i use pine and send a message, it says the message has been send but no one ever ecieves the message.I look at the logs and this is what they say:
2004-06-18 14:51:03 1BbOS7-0000jA-00 <= U=rmanocha P=local-esmtp S=535 id=Pine.LNX.4.58.0406181450460.2796@prophecy
2004-06-18 14:54:13 1BbOS7-0000jA-00 []: Connection timed out
The earlier messages have completely timed out and bounced back.
I have specified three domains in my exim configrophecy(my machines name),localhost and DNS name). does not have a incoming mail server running.
i removed the entry in inetd for exim and started exim on bootup.
I also have port 25 open so it is not a port issue.A nmap of localhost gives me this:

22/tcp    open  ssh
25/tcp    open  smtp
68/tcp    open  dhcpclient
80/tcp    open  http
111/tcp   open  rpcbind
443/tcp   open  https
10000/tcp open  snet-sensor-mgmt
I dont know what i am doing wrong here.If u wish to see my exim.conf file or my exim log file,I can put it up.
Can someone please help me with this.this is really excrutiating.
Old 06-18-2004, 12:51 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,553

Rep: Reputation: 53
hmm -- is there anymore to that log entry ??
like you said dns worked and resolved to
University of Texas at Austin
but i don't see an outgoing email address to that server ??????
after it receives the mail <= incoming from pine
(and that look correct)
there should be an ougoing address line
but instead it just has a server name
without =>
and there should be more entries after that like T=remote_smtp and stuff like in the first line
finally ending in the remote dns number
are you trying to forward mail through the server at utexas or something ???
if so you need to set that server as smarthost
in other words -- must be something wrong with the config
Old 06-20-2004, 12:40 AM   #3
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Austin,TX
Distribution: Debian SID-->fully content-->Love APT,kernel 2.6.4
Posts: 327

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
ok..i have put up my log entry here:
I think i am trying to forward mail throgh the utexas server.(i have a mail account in can use their imap server to get my mail.I some how cant use their smtp server to send them out and so i am trying to setup my own server.
well let me know if you need more information.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
remote system error connection timed out geodo Linux - Networking 0 10-07-2004 04:13 AM
exim is failed !!! error:package exim is not installed apache Linux - Software 0 06-24-2004 05:55 AM
sendmail transmit timed out error -destination host unreachable KTCommander04 Linux - Networking 2 12-23-2003 09:59 AM
no host, timed out awd86 Linux - Networking 3 11-05-2003 06:42 PM
getting an error name lookup failure udayan Programming 2 08-22-2002 11:23 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:20 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration