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Old 25th August 2008, 08:51
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Default Problem with Postfix installation - Kindly Help

Hi all,

I am installing postfix from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Po...efault%20setup and i am stuck at "Test your default setup" I am not able to telnet localhost 25, the error is telnet localhost 25
Trying 127.0.0.1...
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused

This worked immediately after i installed mailx. But, after a reboot the telnet just doesnt work. how can i test the default postfix setup. Also, is there way to remove the default sendmail attached to each user account. Because, sendmail was installed on this machine and i guess sendmail is the default mail service for each user account?

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Avinash
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Old 25th August 2008, 10:34
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Am guessing that postfix is not starting at boot, install rcconf and use that to configure postfix to start at boot.

For now you can manually test by starting postfix
Code:
/etc/init.d/postfix start
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Old 26th August 2008, 08:50
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Postfix is configured to start at boot time. But the service is not started. If i execute /etc/init.d/postfix start, the prompt comes back

root@servername:~# /etc/init.d/postfix start
root@servername:~#




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Am guessing that postfix is not starting at boot, install rcconf and use that to configure postfix to start at boot.

For now you can manually test by starting postfix
Code:
/etc/init.d/postfix start
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Old 26th August 2008, 09:27
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Then check the logs, am sure postfix will state why it is not starting most likely due to a config error.
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Old 13th September 2008, 11:09
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To keep you updated, the same thread is in http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...2/#post3279083

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Then check the logs, am sure postfix will state why it is not starting most likely due to a config error.
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