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radnet 25th May 2006 08:19

Postfix telnet session hangs.
I've been following The Perfect setup for Mandriva and it states:

To see if SMTP-AUTH and TLS work properly now run the following command:
telnet localhost 25
After you have established the connection to your postfix mail server type
ehlo localhost
If you see the lines
everything is fine.

Up to this point, everything has gone smoothly.
After I telnet, I get
Connected to server1.xxxx.xx (
Escape character is '^]'.

and that's where it hangs...

I type in anything and it just hangs there, no commands work, only the escape character gets me anywhere.

Is there a reason it says it's connected, but nothing else happens or works?
Suggestions as to figure out what I've done wrong?


falko 25th May 2006 15:16


Originally Posted by radnet
Connected to server1.xxxx.xx (

Does server1.xxxx.xx exist in DNS? Is it listed in /etc/hosts?

radnet 26th May 2006 04:16


Originally Posted by falko
Does server1.xxxx.xx exist in DNS? Is it listed in /etc/hosts?

yes it does.

hosts shows server1.xxxx.xx server1 localhost

I also continued on with the appache install and php doesn't seem to install (Appache2-mod_php) because it is showing there is a conflict with php-ncurses. Is there a way to remove ncurses and install php first and then try to reinstall ncurses?

falko 27th May 2006 22:37

And does server1.xxxx.xx exist in DNS? Can you post the real name here?

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