Re: Newbie comments & queries
I did a complete reinstall.
Setserial reports data in conformity with the hardware setting and
/etc/serial.conf has the correct entries.
Minicom communicates with the modem through /dev/ttyS1 fine.
I have wvdial operational and it connects ppp as I can do 'dig' on
imaginet and get results back.
~/.fetchmailrc was edited by hand as per email from dman and permission
set at 600 and I own it
I have edited resolv.conf to show correct primary and secondary DNS
nameservers as per Brenda's email 11/12/01
/etc/host.conf also inconformity with Brendas email same date as is
/etc hosts shows just me per brenda's email 12/12/01
127.0.0.1 hephaestus localhost
I am a member of the groups dialout, dip, staff
> If you run exim from the shell and enter a message, does it get
> delivered? For example :
> $ exim firstname.lastname@example.org
> From: me <myaddr@myhost>
> Subject: test message
> yo, can I see this?
No, exim generates a message but it does not get delivered. From
/var/log/exim we find
time/msg no.... imaginet.co.za [184.108.40.206]: Connection refused
time/msg no.... imaginet.co.za [220.127.116.11]: Connection refused
time/msg no.... == email@example.com T=remote_smtp defer (111):
Now my primary and secondary dns addresses are in /etc/resov.conf as
so where the 18.104.22.168 comes from I do not know.
In my Win98 setup the pop3 and smtp host is set as imail.imaginet.co.za which dig shows as 22.214.171.124 . I do not seem to have this set anywhere. Should this not be?
I saw in the exim documentation that it either runs at start up from
initd (something like that) or can run as a daemon. What is the
difference, and what should I do. I do not see it listed on the boot up
messages at all, and cannot see it listed in top so it is not running as
far as I can see.
I suppose the sequence of events should be:
Dial up and see ppp negotiation.
exim is running and will kick in to send mail when imaginet appears on
fetchmail seems to want something else on the command line. If I do
$ fetchmail imaginet.co.za
then it wants password for firstname.lastname@example.org -- which is obviously not
correct. I try it with hephaestus and put in my root password, but this
is not the solution. In any case the passwords have already been dealt
with at ppp negotiation stage - right?
Fables Bookshop, 119 High Street, Grahamstown, 6139, South Africa
Phone or Fax +27-(0)46-636-1525
cell: 083-495-7353 sms email@example.com
Founder Member Southern African Book Dealers Association
Bookselling is, like prostitution, a trade in which the
amateurs think that they are better than the professionals.
-- Roger Page in Australian Bookselling.