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Old 24th April 2007, 21:22
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Another question:

how do I add alternative ports? I.E.: client can connect on either 25 *or* 587?


Figured this one out on my own - not very hard, actually.

In /etc/services, commented out:

#submission 587/tcp # Submission
#submission 587/udp # Submission
and added:

smtp2 587/tcp mail # Simple Mail Transfer
smtp2 587/udp mail # Simple Mail Transfer
- then, in, right below:

smtp inet n - n - - smtpd
I added:

smtp2 inet n - n - - smtpd
Happily, this also seems to solve the problem I was having, because my ISP at home (Rogers Cable Hi-Speed Internet) appears to block traffic on port 25. I can now send mail from OE on port 587 with no issue.

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