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Old 07-02-2004, 07:25 PM   #226
luk32
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i'd really apreciate if somebody checked my guide post #204, i wrote it over 3 weeks ago and you are asking the same question, i'd be nice if you check it and report for eventually issues.

Thanx in advance, LUK32.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 11:09 PM   #227
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Need some help getting email setup. I followed the guide, and am able to send e-mails out on my slackware box no problem, however, when I try to reply or send to with an off-box email account, I get them kicked back with a delivery error notification. The log entries for these errors in /var/log/maillog are...

me trying to send email from my hotmail account to my slackware box:

Quote:
Jul 5 20:21:51 celery sm-mta[693]: i663Lobi000693: ruleset=check_rcpt, arg1=<brian_at_bei.homelinux.com>, relay=bay8-f49.bay8.hotmail.com [64.4.27.49], reject=550 5.7.1 <brian@bei.homelinux.com>... Relaying denied
Jul 5 20:21:51 celery sm-mta[693]: i663Lobi000693: from=<bei_01_at_hotmail.com>, size=0, class=0, nrcpts=0, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA, relay=bay8-f49.bay8.hotmail.com [64.4.27.49]
@ in email addressesreplaced with _at_ for posting purposes.

I have tried with different email accounts as well besides hotmail, and all result the same, with the same log entry.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

BEI

Last edited by BEI; 07-05-2004 at 11:31 PM.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 11:47 PM   #228
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Do you have any kind of router or firewall? if it so, make sure to open port 25 for smpt, 110 for pop3, 143 for imap and 161 for SNMP. This last one I'm not quite sure what is does, in fact I'm going to close it and see what happens, I'll post back the result. Open all this for incomming connections

That's what comes to my head at a first glance, perhaps the problem might be a different one, if it so, hopefully a kind soul could offer more in depth help, I'm not quite good at this things of e-mail server, hopefully my suggestion works out for you
 
Old 07-05-2004, 11:51 PM   #229
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Well guess what, you don't need that 161 port open; why was it open on my firewall I do not know, but it is well close now
 
Old 07-05-2004, 11:58 PM   #230
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I have port 25 open, but not pop, nor imap, as I dont plan on using those to access my mail.

The messages ARE getting through to my slackware (past my firewall), but it is sendmail that is regecting them, as per the log entries. Its a sendmail config error or something, but I followed the guide to setting up sendmail precisely. I even removed and reinistalled the two sendmail packages, in addition to manually removing any leftover files before reinstalling to make sure everything was reset.

Been messing around with various things...still not working. Sending from my slack box is fine. Still not able to receive mails

--BEI
 
Old 07-06-2004, 12:07 AM   #231
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I'm sad to hear that, as I said before, I'm not very knowledgeable in this e-mail stuff, but did you enter your smtp server, the smtp from you ISP? when I followed the guide I recall having the same problem or something similar, I happen to have a pop account with another company, so I changed the SMTP in the sendmail configuration from my ISP to the SMTP server on my other account, that did the trick, I'm able to send and receive, an is much faster .

This is a snippet from the Guide:

dnl# Uncomment the line below to send outgoing mail through an external server:
dnl define(`SMART_HOST',`mailserver.example.com')

And change it to look like this:


dnl# Uncomment the line below to send outgoing mail through an external server:
define(`SMART_HOST',`smtp.myisp.com')

--End of Snippet--

If you have all this, and the problem persist, I'm afraid my friend that I cannot help/suggest any further, and I'm sorry for that. Perhaps another could help you to solve the problems, and let us hope you can solve it very quick.

Have a good night
 
Old 07-06-2004, 12:36 AM   #232
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blood_omen: yea, ive done that too. Is how im able to send out mail. But thanks anyways for trying to help.

Got a bit more info. I think sendmail doesn't think that my machine name is bei.homelinux com, so it tries to relay it on. I turned on "promiscuous_relay" which unconditionally accepts all mail relayed to the machine. What happened when I did this, was sendmail accepted it, but then passed back to the SMART_HOST mail server of my ISP....and the message kept bouncing from there, back to my slack box and then back to the ISP mail server. So, for some reason, sendmail isn't seeing that the message is for a user on the local machine (or destined for the local machine in general), and is just trying to pass it on.

Anybody have any ideas?

--BEI
 
Old 07-06-2004, 01:09 AM   #233
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What are your current host and domain names? Is yor hostname "bei" and your domain name "homelinux.com"? If you are not sure, use "netconfig" to set them. Let me know how it goes.
 
Old 07-06-2004, 01:53 AM   #234
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Shilo: yep, that was it.

I had my slackbox named as celery.bei.homelinux.com (celery being the hostname, and bei.homelinux.com being the domain name).

Do you know offhand if it is possible to have sendmail accept the email as localhost if my hostname is setup to be celery.bei.homelinux.com, or alias my machine to have two hostnames? Chaning the boxs name sorta messes up other stuff for me.

Thanks for the help Shilo. Its greatly appreciated.

--BEI
 
Old 07-06-2004, 02:11 AM   #235
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I don't know how to do it offhand. I will get an answer for you tomorrow, though. Good luck until then. Let me know if you get it working before I post tomorrow. Also, you should probably turn off the promiscuous relaying for tonight. You may find that you've become a spam relay in no time at all.
 
Old 07-06-2004, 02:12 AM   #236
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Got it figured out. Woohoo!

added "bei.homelinux.com" to /etc/mail/local-host-names

Thanks blood_omen and shilo for the help, and for responding so promptly.

--BEI

Last edited by BEI; 07-06-2004 at 02:15 AM.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 02:06 PM   #237
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just had to say...THANKS SHILO. Your guide helped me A LOT with learning about the basics. From using slackware AND your guide, I've learned more of linux in a few days than I did in a month with SuSE.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 08:10 PM   #238
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Shiloh,

i really appreciate your post. It helped me tremendously when setting up my installation of Slackware 10.0. Im a slackware newbie, and this really hit the spot.

So far, I have only encountered one problem. I can't get the sound to stay enabled after a reboot. I dont really know how to approach this problem.
I am using KDE, and the ALSA drivers.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 05:21 PM   #239
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After adjusting alsamixer run alsactl store to store the settings you entered.
Linux wil load them after a reboot.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 07:14 PM   #240
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I'll give it a try, thanks.
 
  


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