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Bug 97714 - Connection refused by []
Connection refused by []
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-06-19 13:39 EDT by Charles A.
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-30 10:35:42 EDT
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Description Charles A. 2003-06-19 13:39:58 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030225

Description of problem:

I am running redhat linux 9 on my system.

-My Mozilla mail client can send and receive emails.
-My webmail (squirrelmail) can ONLY receive emails. Note: mails sent out by
squirrelmail never get to their destinations.

I took a loot at my mail log file and this is what I find:

Jun 15 04:47:59 interactives sm-msp-queue[10337]: h5C6Ms1o002361:
to=<chstudio7@yahoo.com>, delay=3+05:25:05, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=relay,
pri=7050663, relay=[], dsn=4.0.0, stat=Deferred: Connection refused by

What could possibly be the problem here?
Thank you.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel 2.4.20-8, kernel 2.4.20-18.9, sendmail 8.12.8-5.90

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. I log into webmail or use (run) a testmail php script on a web browser
2. then send an email to different (outside) accounts.
3. Email never gets to its destination
4. Check my maillog file, and there is a 'connection refused' problem


Actual Results:  Mail never gets to its destination, even though I usually get a
confirmation message saying: "Your mail yas been sent"

Expected Results:  Sendmail should successfully connect to [] and
deliver the mail

Additional info:

I am running redhat linux 9 on my machine (i386) as a server (installation)
package.  Recently upgraded (kernel) packages that needed upgrade from Red Hat
Networks (RHN).

Despite all these, the 'Connection refused' problem remains
Comment 1 Florian La Roche 2003-06-30 10:35:42 EDT
Seems to work fine for me and I can only suspect configuration problems
on your installed server. Please look into the log files for this.


Florian La Roche

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