[thelist] sendmail 8.12.5-7 problem

Carl J Meyer cjmeyer at npcc.net
Tue Dec 10 18:21:01 CST 2002


Reinstalling is such a Microsoft solution :-) *ducks the rotten tomatoes
from the MS crowd....* Seriously though, I doubt reinstalling would
help, unless you noticed something specific that went wrong in your
installation (even then, figuring out what it is and fixing it are often
quicker than reinstalling).

It looks to me like more of a general networking issue.  Can you contact
the box using its IP address in any way from another host (ie ping, ssh,
telnet, anything at all?)  If not (and you're sure that iptables is not
at fault), then the culprit is your IP/networking setup - do you have a
static IP?  DHCP on your network?  What does running the 'route' command
tell you?  Are you sure that your physical network connection is up?


On Tue, 2002-12-10 at 15:59, Chris W. Parker wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Carl J Meyer [mailto:cjmeyer at npcc.net]
> > Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 4:00 PM
> > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
> > Subject: RE: [thelist] sendmail 8.12.5-7 problem
> >
> >
> > So I can tell you many things that are not the issue, but that doesn't
> > necessarily help much, does it?  :-)
> that's ok, your information is helpful anyways in giving me a better
> understanding of how things work.
> > Do you have any other services running on this machine which are
> > accessible via TCP/IP from external hosts?  Is sendmail the
> > only one not
> > accepting connections properly?
> well, i did choose custom setup, but i pretty much left things alone. so
> if apache is setup and installed by default then i assume port 80 should
> be telnet'able, but i have not been successful. and yes i have tried.
> do you think it would be worth it to reinstall?
> thanks,
> chris.
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