I decided to start again from scratch. reformat. fresh install. pages 1 to 3 of The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server)
then page 1 of Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL And SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS)
I omitted installing postfix-tls
because it cannot find a source for it and I have read in other threads that it is not needed as it is included in the latest postfix.
New password for the MySQL "root" user: <-- yourrootsqlpassword
Repeat password for the MySQL "root" user: <-- yourrootsqlpassword
Create directories for web-based administration? <-- No
General type of mail configuration: <-- Internet Site
System mail name: <-- server1.example.com (changed to my fqdn <omitted the server1. part becasue the instructions on the screen said to>
SSL certificate required <-- Ok
Web server to reconfigure automatically: <-- apache2
I skipped section 3 Apply The Quota Patch To Postfix
I completed section 4 Create The MySQL Database For Postfix/Courier
I checked to see that I could log into phpmyadmin and I could.
On to page 2
section 5 Configure Postfix
/etc/mysql/my.cnf already had:
bind-address = 127.0.0.1
I restarted MySql anyway.
netstat -tap | grep mysql
root@smail:~# netstat -tap | grep mysql
tcp 0 0 localhost.localdo:mysql *:* LISTEN 4972/mysqld
I dont understand what I could be doing wrong, this early in the piece.
my hosts file looks like this:
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
10.1.1.55 servername.myfqdn servername
# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
and my network interfaces file looks like this:
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).
# The loopback network interface
iface lo inet loopback
# The primary network interface
iface eth0 inet static
there isnt anything else. I havent even gotten as far as creating the six text files. I dont understand what I could have done wrong. can anybody please help me understand this?