First, please send a copy of any answers to
I logged into my debian box today, and found no mail. Being
subscribed to this list, this was a bad omen. No mail has arrived in
the past two days. This same problem happened in the past, but I
sorted it out (unfortunately, I don't know how!).
Basically, if I telnet to my computer's port 25, I don't get
an indication that smail is sitting there. It looks as if it might
have something to do with /etc/hosts.deny, because telnetting to the
local loop port 25 does not have any problems at all, and local mail
is delivered without a glitch. Mail from the outside world seems to
time out waiting to issue the HELO/EHLO command to my in.smtpd.
I am using smail 126.96.36.199-1, as packaged in slink. All
dependencies are fine, and I don't know what has caused this program
to stop working.
Please, if someone's got an idea, help.
Jose L Gomez Dans PhD student
Radar & Communications Group
Department of Electronic Engineering
University of Sheffield UK