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Re: [K12OSN] OT...but I need help with postfix



Ah...then perhaps it's the "inet_interfaces" setting. Check out what's in your main.cf (mine's in /etc/postfix/) and see if that parameter's there. It may be that there's a "default" setting in there that doesn't correspond to the IP address your server actually uses. It might be set for "localhost" only, which will allow only localhost (127.0.0.1) to connect to Postfix. This is what OpenBSD does with its sendmail configuration to keep intruders out, and I think Red Hat's sendmail config is similar; at least, it was back in the day.

--TP

Doug Gough wrote:

Postfix is running, and I can send messages internally. As well, I can
send messages from this server to other domains on the internet. Port 25
is open on the firewall, but there is no port 25 listed when I do a
portscan with Nmap from the server itself.  In otherwords, I log on to
the server locally, and use Nmap to portscan the server's address
(192.168.1.230). There simply seems to be no port 25 on my system. I
don't know how to add it or enable it or whatever.

Thanks,

Doug Gough



-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Terrell Prude', Jr.
Sent: June 18, 2004 1:14 PM
To: Support list for opensource software in schools.
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] OT...but I need help with postfix



Methinks you likely don't have Postfix started up. All SMTP daemons run on TCP 25 if they want to talk to anyone else. Check your process listing (ps ax) and see if you see something like this:


15765 ? S 5:03 /usr/libexec/postfix/master

If you don't, then you need to start up Postfix ("man postfix" should give you what you need).

--TP

Doug Gough wrote:



I can't find any answer to this question anywhere else, so

I'm hoping

someone here has some ideas. I run Mandrake 10 as a general purpose server at my school. I've installed Postfix, and it won't

receive mail
from outside. When I run Nmap, it tells me that there is no Port 25.


Port 25 is listed in /etc/services so what's going on? Port 25 is opened on the firewall as well, but it's just not there on

the system.


Thanks,

Doug Gough





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