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Old 05-04-2010, 05:58 AM   #1
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Question Exim - very simple test

I am trying to do something really simple with Exim.
I have two machine connected together via a hub.
They can ping each other.
They each are running openSuse 11.2 and have Exim installed.
On each machine from the command line in start Exim as a daemon by typing: sudo /usr/sbin/exim -bd -d
and each machine runs through some output and sits there "Listening".
Then on either machine I try to send a mail message of the form
mail (or mailx) <user>@<other node>
some text
and absolutly nothing happens!
I must be doing something wrong or daft which is very basic, but I have searched all over and cannot get it to work.
Can you help?
Old 05-05-2010, 02:47 PM   #2
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Can you manually send mail by telneting between the hosts (telnet node 25)? Do you have DNS setup and MX records for the nodes (or at minimum a records)?
Old 05-06-2010, 02:04 AM   #3
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I dont have DNS setup, this is a very basic set-up using fixed IP addresses and /etc/hosts.
I got a bit further yesterday by commenting out the line: require verify = sender in the exim config file.


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