elho localhost = NOTHING

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by WebRuss, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. WebRuss

    WebRuss New Member


    When I type "telnet localhost" I am able to connect.
    But when I type "elho localhost" I get nothing back. The prompt just sits and never returns anything.

    I am able to login to an email account I created for a website but I am unable to send email. The system times out and then returns:
    SMTP Error: Recipient not accepted. Verify your relay rules

    Where should I start?
  2. jnsc

    jnsc rotaredoM Moderator

    do you type "telnet localhost" or "telnet localhost 25" ?
  3. WebRuss

    WebRuss New Member

    Yes for sure. That part works fine. It is when I get to the second command.
    ehlo localhost that nothing happens.

  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Please check your mail logfile for errors.
  5. WebRuss

    WebRuss New Member

    postfix logfile

    Good call on the log file. There are thousands of entries that look like this:

    postfix/tlsmgr[4897] warning cannot open entropy device dev/urandom: no such file or directory
    postfix/tlsmgr[4897] exiting to reopen external entropy source dev:dev/urandom

    Some background: I followed the: "http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_setup_centos_4.4

  6. WebRuss

    WebRuss New Member

    Found the problem!

    OKay after looking at those error messages for a few minutes I realized a problem. There was a typo:

    tls_random_source = dev:dev/urandom
    Should be:
    tls_random_source = dev:/dev/urandom
    Notice the missing slash?

    Now I can send and receive email! HOORAYYY!!! :D


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