Bug 216919 - Fechmail fails because /etc/hosts file is faulty
Fechmail fails because /etc/hosts file is faulty
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 211800
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Reported: 2006-11-22 12:53 EST by Martin Donald
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-11-27 11:38:11 EST
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Description Martin Donald 2006-11-22 12:53:08 EST
Description of problem:

Yesterday I updated my computer from Fedora Core 5 to Fedora Core 6. I
could then not access my email by POP3. I found the cause of the
problem this morning; the file /etc/hosts had been set wrongly during
installation.

The /etc/hosts file was:

  /etc:
  -rw-r--r--   2 root root     140 Nov 21 21:37 hosts~

# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
::1	localhost.localdomain	localhost

And my troubles with fetchmail were:

/home/mhd: fetchmail
2 messages for m37907441-1 at pop.1and1.com (4675 octets).
reading message m37907441-1@pop.1and1.com:1 of 2 (1885 octets) .fetchmail: SMTP
connect to localhost failed
fetchmail: SMTP transaction error while fetching from m37907441-1@pop.1and1.com
and delivering to SMTP host localhost
fetchmail: Query status=10 (SMTP)
fetchmail: No mail for m37907441-3 at pop.1and1.com
/home/mhd: 
/home/mhd: 

Before upgrading I had saved my /etc directory so I was able to find
my previous /etc/hosts file and copy over to the /etc directory

  /etc:
  -rw-r--r--   1 root root     146 Nov 22 09:16 hosts
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
127.0.0.1	localhost.localdomain	localhost

Fetchmail now worked

/home/mhd: 
/home/mhd: fetchmail
2 messages for m37907441-1 at pop.1and1.com (4675 octets).
reading message m37907441-1@pop.1and1.com:1 of 2 (1885 octets) . flushed
reading message m37907441-1@pop.1and1.com:2 of 2 (2790 octets) .. flushed
fetchmail: No mail for m37907441-3 at pop.1and1.com
/home/mhd: 


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Comment 1 Andre Robatino 2006-11-22 13:35:29 EST
  This is a duplicate of bug #211800.  Basically, /etc/hosts should read

# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
127.0.0.1       localhost.localdomain   localhost
::1     localhost6.localdomain6 localhost6

right after installation.  Try this version to see if it works.
Comment 2 David Cantrell 2006-11-27 11:38:11 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 211800 ***
Comment 3 D. Hugh Redelmeier 2007-01-13 14:05:22 EST
me too.  See https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/2007-January/msg01738.html

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