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Bug 466239 - instructions for allowing remote hosts to connect to postfix don't work.
instructions for allowing remote hosts to connect to postfix don't work.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Deployment_Guide (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Douglas Silas
Joshua Wulf
: Documentation
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Reported: 2008-10-09 07:43 EDT by mark cox
Modified: 2016-06-17 17:14 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-11-25 17:12:09 EST
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Description mark cox 2008-10-09 07:43:25 EDT
Description of problem:
There is a step missing in the following section. Basic Postfix Configuration

After the line below, there should be an additional line

Existing line
# "Uncomment the inet_interfaces = all line."

Insert this line. 

# "Comment the inet_interfaces = localhost line." 

Existing line

# "Restart the postfix service."

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Follow the steps in " Basic Postfix Configuration" which a fresh install. 
2. try to connect from a remote host to port 25.

Actual results:
The inet_interfaces = localhost line takes precedent of the inet_interfaces = all line. You can not connect to the postfix service remotely.

Expected results:
You should be able to connect to the postfix servce remotely.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Douglas Silas 2009-09-02 16:14:47 EDT
Thanks Mark. Fixed in 5.4, rev. 21600.
Comment 2 Douglas Silas 2009-09-03 14:25:37 EDT
This is fixed in 5.4, I have verified, though it did not make it into the current online book for the 5.4 update for some reason.

I will attempt to update it soon. Keeping open.

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