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saini_mw 08-20-2006 12:56 AM

qmail "smtp service not running"
Hi dear all,

i have configured qmail server according to "Life With Qmail" when i process the command qmailctl stat it says that qmail-send and qmail-smtp services are running and the log services for both are also running but the time comes in front of smtp and send is (0)sec, now when i process the command netstat -a | grep smtp the command is processed but gives no output, also i am not able to telnet on my 25 port by using telnet x.x.x.x 25 command.

Before installing qmail i had removed all the sendmail packages..

is there any solutions to resolve this problem...???

Thanks in advance..


Harinder Singh.

dambla 08-20-2006 02:58 AM

look at /var/qmail/control/rcpthosts (or where you installed qmail). if it isn't there you have to create it. also, you should have /var/qmail/supervise/qmail-smtpd/

saini_mw 08-21-2006 02:59 AM

i have both the things but still same problem..see the output of these commands:_

[root@inder ~]# cat /var/qmail/control/rcpthosts
[root@inder ~]#


[root@inder ~]# ls /var/qmail/supervise/qmail-smtpd/
log run supervise
[root@inder ~]#


Harinder Singh

dambla 08-21-2006 01:43 PM

do a qmailctl restart and read the log for qmail-smtpd and see if it gives any errors. maybe wrong permissions on executable files or something. the log should be in /var/log/qmail.

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