Problem with Postfix installation - Kindly Help

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by skirao, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. skirao

    skirao New Member

    Hi all,

    I am installing postfix from your default setup and i am stuck at "Test your default setup" I am not able to telnet localhost 25, the error is telnet localhost 25
    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?

  2. topdog

    topdog Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

    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
    /etc/init.d/postfix start
  3. skirao

    skirao New Member

    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

    [email protected]:~# /etc/init.d/postfix start
    [email protected]:~#

  4. topdog

    topdog Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

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

    skirao New Member

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