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Old 11-07-2002, 12:11 PM   #1
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Well...I've just set up my Apache server on RedHat 8.0. Now I need to set up Sendmail. One of the people who's kinda helping me told me it can be a bear to configure by hand, so I'm looking for a program to help me with this. Anyone ever done this? I've tried following this tutorial, but don't know where to download the file, and I always get an error at the ./config line:

the error is this - configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH

I know it means it can't find the comiler...but what do I do? Any help would be great!
Old 11-07-2002, 12:32 PM   #2
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you install the compiler - gcc. but going from the way you are writing, just install the rpms that came with redhat, it's much easier for newbies.

configuring sendmail by hand is a doddle for a simple system, it just gets exponentially harder. to get a basic sendmail system running you should only need to change a few lines in your /etc/mail/ which are already commented to twell you what to change.
Old 11-18-2002, 12:44 PM   #3
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It still doesn't work
It has an error about port 25. Is it not on or something? How can I open it up/turn it on? Thanks!
Old 11-18-2002, 02:12 PM   #4
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hi, I know little about sendmail, but I do know that many ISP block off port 25 to prevent its customers computers from sending spam... you'd have to check w/ your ISP if this is the case. Keep in mind that many of them don't want you to run mail servers, so they probably won't help you.
Old 11-18-2002, 02:25 PM   #5
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You need to run sendmail to be able to access port 25. If you want to bind sendmail to an external interface (for reveiving e-mails rather than running it only as MTA for internal mails) you need to modify /etc/mail/ and then use the m4-tools to produce the ... like this:

m4 /etc/mail/ > /ec/mail/
Old 11-24-2002, 02:56 PM   #6
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The easiest way to configure sendmail is with webmin.


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