Re: can't receive mail
On Tue, 14 Aug 2007, Steve Kleene wrote:
I am trying to replace my old Red Hat 6 mail server with an Etch machine.
At the moment, the Etch machine can send mail but not receive it. In all cases
I am using sendmail.
The default installation of sendmail only listens on localhost.
Check /etc/mail/sendmail.mc for DAEMON_OPTIONS(.. lines, it likely contains
if it does, remove that string - leaving the rest of the line intact.
then, `make -C /etc/mail` to rebuild sendmail.cf
lastly, /etc/init.d/sendmail restart
3. If I switch the Ethernet connection back to Old Syrano, the message
is delivered there with some delay. It appears to have been waiting at
a mail relay within the university system.
Exactly, email is a store-and-forward system, your new box was not
accepting mail from the world - and thus got suck on an earlier hop.
Connection reset by some moron with a backhoe