[CS-FSLUG] Sending E-mail's via Network

David M. dave at edificationweb.com
Tue Jul 27 12:12:26 CDT 2004

On Tuesday 27 July 2004 12:12 pm, Josiah Ritchie wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-07-27 at 11:47, David M. wrote:
> > On Tuesday 27 July 2004 11:41 am, Josiah Ritchie wrote:
> > > Hm... there are a lot of ways. How do you want it to work. First, does
> > > buddy have an SMTP server on it? If you don't know, you could portscan
> > > with nmap and see if it pops up or just telnet to the smtp port on
> > > buddy.
> >
> > Yeah I have an SMTP server on it. This is what I use for sending my
> > regular mail such as this one.
> Do you have 2 NICs and only have SMTP on the outside one? Does the SMTP
> server know where buddy is? Have you tried localhost instead of buddy?
> I'm basically just trying to follow the path all the way through and
> figure out where the connection drops off. If you can confirm it into
> the SMTP server, you then have to confirm it out. If not, it's lost in
> there somewhere and it's time to figure out where the log is for it.

I only have 1 nic. I did figure out one thing I was doing wrong, I was using 
this e-mail address to send the mail to my local network which is located 
somewhere else and not on my network and it was trying to send the mail 
through that server that resides in florida.

So I created a new identity for sending mail on the network here locally so 
the mail will not try to go thru the server in florida and should go straight 
to my mailbox here on this computer.

Also when I try to retreive mail, I noticed an error: "Transmission failed: 
Could not lock /var/spool/mail/dmcglone"

Whats that mean?
David M.

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