[lug] sendmail in rh7.1

Calvin Dodge caldodge at brechin.fpcc.net
Thu Apr 19 19:23:18 MDT 2001

On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 07:58:16PM -0500, charles at lunarmedia.net wrote:
> i did did a recent fresh install of rh7.1
> when i look at the ports i am listening on, sendmail appears to only be
> listening on port 25 on the loopback address:
> tcp        0      0  *               LISTEN
> anyone have thoughts as to what is causing this?

Yep - that's the default in the configuration file.

I seem to recall hearing about that on the wolverine or fisher, but it still bit me when I upgraded Mom's system to 7.1.

If you want it to listen on other ports, the best (IMHO) way is to:

Install sendmail-cf and m4
Edit /etc/mail/sendmail.mc and comment out the line which reads "DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=, Name=MTA')"
run "m4 /etc/mail/sendmail.mc > /etc/sendmail.cf"
restart sendmail

Calvin Dodge
Certified Linux Bigot (tm)

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