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Old 02-25-2003, 11:32 AM   #1
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Sendmail Sagas

Heres the story. I installed the phpBB2 bulletin board on my web site. When you go to register as a new user it lets you register but the php page returns and SMTP error. Register and have a look for yourself here. Now according to my RedHat book SMTP should need little or no configuration after install. Thinking that I may have messed up a setting along the way I uninstalled all the sendmail packages and then re-installed them. After installing I started sendmail:

/etc/init.d/sendmail start

It starts without a problem. Now I thought that when sendmail was running it would open up a port on your machine.(I think port 25) I scanned myself and found no such port open.

The only thing the php board is trying to do is send a confirmation e-mail to the newly registered users. I figured because it only needs to sendmail then there would be no need to configure a POP server.

Basically I'm lost. Mail is not my expertise in Linux and I was a little discouraged to read this:

"The file is legendary (and infamous) for arcane syntax, nearly indecipherable rule sets, and its capability to make an admistrator tear out hair."-RedHat 8.0 Bible

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Old 02-25-2003, 10:18 PM   #2
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Ha ha found out what it was. Turns out it was my tcpwrappers. I created a Denial Of Service attack against myself. Oh well. Live and learn.

Thanks for all the help guys <---sarcasim


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