Ok, I am about to pull my damn hair out on this one.
I have a RH6.0 box up and running with a live connection to the net.
Everything seems to work fine, and rightly so, as I consider myself a
fairly advanced UNIX developer. Of course, then there's friggin'
Windows 98 - the bane of my existence right now.
I connect to the POP3 server on the Linux box for mail. No problem. I
can receive mail just fine (using a variety of clients including
Communicator and Eudora). The problem is when I try to send mail out.
It works sometimes - but after a while, things just sort of "hang".
In fact, while I can perform regular telnets to the Linux box (even on
custom user ports where I have some other apps running), when I try to
telnet to the SMTP port, it just sits there like a damn knot on a log.
Nothing in syslog, nothing reported on netstat. Of course, everything
works fine from the console, just remote clients. I can hit our httpd
daemon, regular telnet, ftp, everything. It just seems to have problems
connecting to the SMTP port (sendmail running on 25).
My Windows setup is typical. My outgoing SMTP hostname is correct (I've
even tried using the IP).
Has ANYONE seen this? I'm about to throw this damn thing out the window
and dive out after it!