|Summary:||Sendmail refuses connections from everywhere except "localhost"|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Alan Hoyle <alanh>|
|Component:||sendmail||Assignee:||Florian La Roche <laroche>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2001-09-05 19:09:18 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Alan Hoyle 2001-09-05 19:09:14 UTC
Description of Problem: My machine is named "nelson.oit.unc.edu." When I run "telnet localhost 25" I get the appropriate "ESMTP" response. However when I run "telnet nelson.oit.unc.edu 25" I get a "connection refused" error message. I get the connection refused message when I try this from the local machine or from a remote machine. The only change I've made to the sendmail configuration from the default is that I've added "nelson.oit.unc.edu" and "nelson" to /etc/mail/local-host-names. I originally suspected the problem might be related to ipchains or my TCP_wrappers configuration, but that seems not to be the case. (I've tried stopping ipchains with "/etc/init.d/ipchains stop" but the problem persists.) My /etc/hosts.allow file reads "sendmail : ALL" my /etc/sysconfig/ipchains file reads as follows: # Firewall configuration written by lokkit # Manual customization of this file is not recommended. # Note: ifup-post will punch the current nameservers through the # firewall; such entries will *not* be listed here. :input ACCEPT :forward ACCEPT :output ACCEPT -A input -s 0/0 -d 0/0 25 -p tcp -y -j ACCEPT -A input -s 0/0 -d 0/0 80 -p tcp -y -j ACCEPT -A input -s 0/0 -d 0/0 22 -p tcp -y -j ACCEPT -A input -s 0/0 -d 0/0 -i lo -j ACCEPT -A input -p tcp -s 0/0 -d 0/0 0:1023 -y -j REJECT -A input -p tcp -s 0/0 -d 0/0 2049 -y -j REJECT -A input -p udp -s 0/0 -d 0/0 0:1023 -j REJECT -A input -p udp -s 0/0 -d 0/0 2049 -j REJECT -A input -p tcp -s 0/0 -d 0/0 6000:6009 -y -j REJECT -A input -p tcp -s 0/0 -d 0/0 7100 -y -j REJECT Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Sendmail 8.11.2/8.11.2 How Reproducible: Every time Steps to Reproduce: telnet nelson.oit.unc.edu 25 Actual Results: Trying 126.96.36.199... telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused Expected Results: 220 nelson.oit.unc.edu ESMTP Sendmail 8.11.2/8.11.2; Wed, 5 Sep 2001 15:08:12 -0400 Additional Information: I need to have this resolved by Friday, September 7 or I will have lost all of the mail that's been sent to my address since Monday, Sept 3.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 2001-09-06 14:26:37 UTC
Have you made any changes to your /etc/sendmail.cf file to allow remote connections? Red Hat by default ships sendmail to only allow connections from localhost for security reasons. You can easily fix this by editing a line in /etc/mail/sendmail.mc and then recreating your /etc/sendmail.cf file from that. Example: In /etc/mail/sendmail.mc change the following line DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=127.0.0.1, Name=MTA') to dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=127.0.0.1, Name=MTA') The part 'dnl' is the same as comment a line out. After saving the above change then execute m4 /etc/mail/sendmail.mc > /etc/sendmail.cf Restart sendmail and you should be able to receive mail remotely. Reopen this bug report if you do not have positive results.