[H-GEN] DNS and Sendmail
QuarkComputers at email.com
Sun Apr 9 23:55:37 EDT 2000
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> > I have been trying to set up my Linux box to process my mail.
> > I want to use fetchmail to suck mail from my ISP and then have
> > Outlook (on my main machine) connect to my Linux box to both
> > send and receive mail. I have managed to struggle through
> > most of the sendmail info I have found, but cannot get it to
> > accept a connectin from Outlook to send mail through it.
> > My network setup is as follows:
> > modem - galahad.quark-au.com.local - albatross.quark-au.com.local
> > 56kbps - Mandrake 7.0.2, 2.2.14 - MS Windoze 2000 Pro, Outlook 2000
> > dynamic - 192.168.100.1 - 192.168.100.11
> > galahad.quark-au.com.local is also known as news, ns1 and mail
> > I have got DNS (named) and sendmail running on galahad. When albatross
> > connects to galahad to send mail, albatross reports that "Your
> > SMTP server has not responded in 60 seconds". As soon as Outlook
> > (albatross) attempts to send mail via mail.quark-au.com.local (galahad)
> > I get the following error in /var/log/messages:
> > galahad named: sysquery: findns error (NXDOMAIN) on
> > galahad.100.168.192.in-addr.arpa?
> > I *thought* my DNS was set up correctly - obviously I screwed
> > something up. I get the same error as above when I try to lookup
> > an IP with nslookup on the Windows box (albatross). I have no idea
> > what this NXDOMAIN error is.
> > Any help would be appreciated. I really want to get this sendmail
> > thing figured out, and I think it has something to do with me
> > screwing up the DNS.
> Firstly i would test that sendmail is running properly. If you ps auwx
> |grep sendmail, some distributions of sendmail will tell you if they are
> accepting connections on port 25. If this doesn't help try telnetting to
> port 25. If this is not up then start again....sendmail is not working.
> once you have port 25 up...test port 110. If both of these are up then try
> setting your email app to look to the IP rather the domain name.
Well, I had noticed that ps -eaf | grep sendmail had said "accepting
connections", and ps auwx says "sendmail: accepting connections on port 25".
I tried to telnet to 192.168.100.1 25 and I get no connection - looks like I
have screwed up sendmail as well as my DNS!
I'll have another look at my galahad.mc file - I'll post it if I can't work
Thanks for your help so far,
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