Problem with smail not delivering incoming e-mail

Problem with smail not delivering incoming e-mail

Post by Jose L. Gomez Dan » Thu, 21 Jan 1999 04:00:00

        First, please send a copy of any answers to

time... :)
        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, 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


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The only changes that have been made recently was that we forwarded his
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