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Re: Sendmail refuses remote connections
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Sendmail refuses remote connections
- From: Zvezdan Petkovic <zvezdan_(_at_)_CS_(_dot_)_WM_(_dot_)_EDU>
- Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 08:28:45 -0500
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
On Tue, Dec 18, 2001 at 07:32:58AM -0500, Joseph Barillari wrote:
> I'm running OpenBSD 3.0 with a vanilla sendmail.cf. rc.conf has the
> default sendmail_flags line:
> sendmail_flags="-L sm-mta -C/etc/mail/localhost.cf -bd -q30m",
Look at the line above. You are running sendmail with a vanilla
localhost.cf, _not_ sendmail.cf.
> and sendmail is running:
> $ps -auxw | grep sendmail
> root 6344 0.0 2.1 840 684 ?? Ss Thu10AM 2:02.06 \
> sendmail: accepting connections (sendmail)
> When I telnet to localhost port 25, I can send SMTP commands to
> sendmail -- all seems well.
Seems quite reasonable considering that it's running under localhost.cf
> But when I try to connect to port 25 from another machine, the
> connection is refused. Is sendmail configured by default to refuse
> remote connections? Where can I change this?
Read "Sendmail" section of "man afterboot". You were supposed to do this
after install. And read the comment in /etc/rc.conf exactly above the
sendmail line you mentioned at the beginning. It says:
# For normal use: "-L sm-mta -bd -q30m"
sendmail_flags="-L sm-mta -C/etc/mail/localhost.cf -bd -q30m"
Zvezdan Petkovic <zvezdan_(_at_)_cs_(_dot_)_wm_(_dot_)_edu>