Bug 85921 - can send emails but cannot receive emails
Summary: can send emails but cannot receive emails
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Florian La Roche
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-10 21:25 UTC by Dwaine Thomas
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-03-17 15:54:00 UTC

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Description Dwaine Thomas 2003-03-10 21:25:16 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003

Description of problem:
edited /etc/sendmail.mc and commented out the following two lines,
dn1 DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=, Name=MTA')
dn1 DAEMON_OPTIONS(`port=smtp,Addr=::1, Name=MTA-v6, Family=inet6')

ran the M4...no errors.  restarted sendmail(/etc/init.d/sendmail restart).

sent email to this machine, but did not get email.  looked at /etc/sendmail.cf
and at the very end was the problem,

# SMTP daemon options

O DaemonPortOptions=Port=smtp,Addr=, Name=MTA
O DaemonPortOptions=port=smtp,Addr=::1, Name=MTA-v6, Family=inet6

these two lines should have been commented out from the M4.  I manually
commented these out(although, you advise not to edit this file) and now I get
email.  Bug in the M4?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.in sendmail.mc, comment out two DAEMON...lines
2.run M4
3.restart sendmail
4.test sending to machine

Actual Results:  no email

Expected Results:  email

Additional info:

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2003-03-14 23:02:23 UTC
You realize in your "Description of problem" you are commenting out with
dn[one] not dn[el] - it's correctly dn[el] - "dnl".  Is this just a typo in
the bug report or what's actually in the .mc file?

Comment 2 Dwaine Thomas 2003-03-17 15:54:00 UTC
mitch@theneteffect.com was correct.  I had inserted by mistake dn1 and not dnl 
for the two DAEMON...lines in the sendmail.mc file.  I now put dnl in the .mc 
file, recompiled with M4, restarted sendmail, and it works; checked the 
sendmail.cf file and the appropriate lines are commented out.  Thanks for 
catching this.

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