1.1.8x, 1.1.9x SMTP Problem

1.1.8x, 1.1.9x SMTP Problem

Post by Bill Heis » Sun, 26 Feb 1995 06:14:43



This is for you kernel developers ... I'm running on a 486/66, IDE disk
and Adaptec 1542cf for CD-ROM, kernel with PPP, SLIP, & on Ethernet.
With kernels up to 1.1.88, all is well ... but with 1.1.89 and later,
when I boot up, I get the following errors when sendmail tries to start:

Feb 24 13:11:53 spc280 sendmail[349]: problem creating SMTP socket
Feb 24 13:11:58 spc280 sendmail[349]: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root): getrequests:
                       cannot bind: Address already in use

I have tried Berkeley Sendmail 8.6.9 and 8.6.10.

Is this a known problem?

Thanks in advance,
Bill Heiser

--
These are my opinions, not those of my employer.

 
 
 

1.1.8x, 1.1.9x SMTP Problem

Post by John Kenne » Sun, 26 Feb 1995 08:16:54



>  This is for you kernel developers ...   With kernels up to 1.1.88, all
>  is well ... but with 1.1.89 and later, when I boot up, I get the following
>  errors when sendmail tries to start: [cannot bind: Address already in use]
>  I have tried Berkeley Sendmail 8.6.9 and 8.6.10. ...  known problem?

  Hmm.  Sure you didn't update anything else?  I run V8 sendmail just fine
with 1.1.92.  Even with the "NOQUEUE" there, it looks like a generic problem
with bind() not being able to grab the SMTP port because someone else is
using it.

 
 
 

1.1.8x, 1.1.9x SMTP Problem

Post by Wolfgang Steg » Tue, 28 Feb 1995 20:51:07



: >  This is for you kernel developers ...   With kernels up to 1.1.88, all
: >  is well ... but with 1.1.89 and later, when I boot up, I get the following
: >  errors when sendmail tries to start: [cannot bind: Address already in use]
: >  I have tried Berkeley Sendmail 8.6.9 and 8.6.10. ...  known problem?

:   Hmm.  Sure you didn't update anything else?  I run V8 sendmail just fine
: with 1.1.92.  Even with the "NOQUEUE" there, it looks like a generic problem
: with bind() not being able to grab the SMTP port because someone else is
: using it.

Some default 'inetd.conf'-files make inetd listen on port 25 (smtp).

Newer kernels (correctly) disallow multiple use of a port, so sendmail
cannot use it.

--
Wolfgang Steger