fc3, sendmail, dovecot: cannot receive from outside

Alexander Dalloz ad+lists at uni-x.org
Wed Mar 9 19:49:30 UTC 2005

Am Mi, den 09.03.2005 schrieb rado um 14:30:

> ok here are log statements from last activity in
> rom messages: last startup

[ ... ]

> Mar  9 12:34:17 rbmain2 sendmail[2415]: sql_select option missing
> Mar  9 12:34:17 rbmain2 sendmail[2415]: auxpropfunc error no mechanism
> available 
> Mar  9 12:34:17 rbmain2 sendmail: sendmail startup succeeded
> Mar  9 12:34:17 rbmain2 sendmail: sm-client startup succeeded

Check your Sendmail.conf for misconfiguration.

> maillog

> Mar  9 12:34:17 rbmain2 sendmail[2411]: alias database /etc/aliases
> rebuilt by root
> Mar  9 12:34:17 rbmain2 sendmail[2411]: /etc/aliases: 78 aliases,
> longest 10 bytes, 802 bytes total
> Mar  9 12:34:17 rbmain2 sendmail[2416]: starting daemon (8.13.1):
> SMTP+queueing at 01:00:00
> Mar  9 12:34:17 rbmain2 sm-msp-queue[2425]: starting daemon (8.13.1):
> queueing at 01:00:00
> Mar  9 12:39:41 rbmain2 sendmail[3589]: j29Idc6D003589:
> from=<rado at rivers-bend.com>, size=305, class=0, nrcpts=1,
> msgid=<1110393578.3563.0.camel at rbmain2.rivers-bend.com>, proto=ESMTP,
> daemon=MTA, relay=rbmain2.rivers-bend.com []
> Mar  9 12:39:43 rbmain2 sendmail[3592]: j29Idc6D003589:
> to=<radopowder at hotmail.com>, ctladdr=<rado at rivers-bend.com> (500/500),
> delay=00:00:02, xdelay=00:00:02, mailer=esmtp, pri=120305,
> relay=mx2.hotmail.com. [], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (
> <1110393578.3563.0.camel at rbmain2.rivers-bend.com> Queued mail for
> delivery)

> as the mail log showed, it sent a msg to my hotmail account,
> radopowder at hotmail.com. I went to that account and replied to that msg.
> ...waited ample time for the msg to get back to rivers-bend.com and
> never did. Now, while writing this msg, that reply shows up here on this
> box. sigh

Do you have a router / gateway or are hosts with IPs and connected directly to the net? Anyway, compare the 2 systems
and where the IPs appear make sure they fit the situation which host is
up and running. I don't think I can be helpful any further. What's
needed is reading the configuration files and thinking about the setup.

> incidently, to make it even more confusing, I'm gonna duck when I tell
> y'all this, but my ip connection is NOT bridged...but PPPoE, granted,
> normally there is no static ips w/a PPPoE connection but seeing that my
> ISP and I have been knowing each other and have been friends since
> before dirt. As a friend deal, he just guarantees me that it will be
> static. But really, this has nothing to do w/the problem at hand.

All in all this setup scenario sounds dubious to me.

> john rose


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