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Re: exim frozen messages, can't send/recieve

On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 10:41:47PM -0500, davidwri wrote:
| well, i don't know what happened, exim/mail/sendmail was working fine,
| now it's not working at all. The only thing i have done system wide
| lately is compile a new kernel, which shouldn't have any effect on any
| config files right?
| If i try to send mail it looks like it's sent fine but it doesnt' go
| anywhere. /var/log/exim states that "Message is frozen".

Why?  You can find out either by looking earlier in the log file or by
running 'exim -qff' to force another delivery attempt and reading the
newest entry/entries in the log file.

| #ps -aux | grep -i "exim" 
| produces nothing, except the grep listing but now i can't remember if
| exim was listed as a running process when it was working. 

It depends on how you have it set up to run.

| There is no /var/log/exim.pid, which seems suspicious, only a empty
| directory.

PID files aren't stored in log directories.  :-)  The pid file would
be /var/run/exim/exim.pid.  /var/log/exim/ should have 'mainlog',
'paniclog' and 'rejectlog' in it.

| if i 'nmap' my box it lists smtp on port 25 as listening which is normal
| but how come there is no process running(?), if i try to start exim,  it
| complains that it can't 'socket bind() to port 25 for address, Address
| already in use'.

To find out what is bound to port 25 :
    # netstat -anp | grep 25


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