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Old 06-24-2004, 11:58 PM   #1
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Unable to access hotmail on win machine with linux server


Okay, I've got another strange one for you experts out there:

I've been running Mandrake as my LAN server and sharing cable internet connection through it. Everything seems to be okay, even compatibility with WIndows.

My roomie's WIn98 box can access everything on on the internet beautifully except for web email (hotmail specifically, but I think he said he couldn't access yahoo either.) I don't really understand it. He's able to do everything he needs... except for hotmail.

Any ideas?
 
Old 06-25-2004, 06:22 AM   #2
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I believe these services use a different protocol more like
peer to peer. normal mail will not access them.

Perhap's someone has made an application to run to these service's,
however if you have mandrake 10 you already have your own mail service and you can generate
you own mail address's you might need a domain name for your machine however.

I use the postfix server installed as standard in Man 10 and it only needs your domain name to get running. Some ip's might be blocking the port but they normally unblock it for you when asked.
 
Old 06-25-2004, 11:33 PM   #3
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wonderboy, I'm running a Mandrake 10.0 box behind a linux firewall and can connect to my hotmail email account just fine. Could you post the iptables rules from your Mandrake box so I can see what's going on?

--mascdman
 
Old 06-26-2004, 06:46 PM   #4
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I'm honestly not sure how to access the IPtables on Mandrake. I'm still learning, very slowly.

However, I don't know if it would be a specific problem with the Mandrake box.. my roomie can access Hotmail on our Mandrake server just fine, just not on his own Win machine.

If you let me know how to access the IPtables (please, I feel stupid enough having to ask the question) I'll get them on for you.

-A


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wonderboy, I'm running a Mandrake 10.0 box behind a linux firewall and can connect to my hotmail email account just fine. Could you post the iptables rules from your Mandrake box so I can see what's going on?

--mascdman
 
Old 06-26-2004, 09:26 PM   #5
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my roomie can access Hotmail on our Mandrake server just fine, just not on his own Win machine.
I'm going to assume that your network is set up like this
Code:
         Internet
             |
        +----------+
        | Mandrake |
        |  Server  |
        +----------+
             |                +-----------+
             +----------------| Roomate's |
             |                | Win98 Box |
             |                +-----------+
        +-----------------+
        |    Another   ?  |
        |    Computer     |
        | (not important) |
        +-----------------+
If you can access hotmail from the Mandrake server, but not the Win98 box, then the server probably isn't forwarding packets correctly. To list your iptables rules, run the following as root
Code:
iptables -t nat -L >/tmp/myrules.txt
iptables -L >>/tmp/myrules.txt
Then just post the contents of /tmp/myrules.txt

--mascdman
 
  


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