FreeBSD Mail Server
Robert Kim, EVDO-Coverage, Verizon Agent
robertk at video-phones-evdo.com
Thu Feb 17 20:15:00 GMT 2005
Peter... This may seem silly... But you may find this german page
Just use babblefish.com to translate it.. Unless you speak german :o)
Wireless Internet Wifi Hotspot Advisor
2611 S Pacific Coast Highway 101
Cardiff by the Sea CA 92007 : 206 984 0880
>>> "Wireless Internet Service Is ONLY Broadband with Broadband Customer
>>> OUR QUEST: To Kill the Cubicle! (SM)
From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Peter Risdon
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 11:38 AM
To: Robert Kim, EVDO-Coverage, Verizon Agent
Cc: 'List Free Bsd'
Subject: RE: FreeBSD Mail Server
On Thu, 2005-02-17 at 11:15 -0800, Robert Kim, EVDO-Coverage, Verizon
> Peter... This is great....
> I realize that this email is online.. But the pipermail is impossible
> to search... Where else can I find this kind of detailed info online??
Hmmm... not sure. There are some very good how-to documents around and
some are specifically for FreeBSD, but I don't think many include the
rcng info that would give you the rc.conf entries.
The move to rcng is fairly recent, which is why I suggested that reading
the /usr/local/etc/rc.d/blah.sh scripts is a good idea at the moment.
I hate to say this, but google is worth a try. Try using *FreeBSD mail
toaster* as the search terms - assuming you're interested in virtual
hosting of mail domains. I hesitate to recommend any particular one,
because it's largely a matter of taste. The Matt Simerson mail toaster
thingie is highly regarded by a lot of people, but I don't get on with
it because it's a bit of a black box unless you research it extensively,
and because I take a slightly different approach to running qmail.
However, the documentation contains some really useful stuff.
> Robert Kim,
> Wireless Internet Wifi Hotspot Advisor
> 2611 S Pacific Coast Highway 101
> Cardiff by the Sea CA 92007 : 206 984 0880
> >>> "Wireless Internet Service Is ONLY Broadband with Broadband
> >>> Customer
> >>> OUR QUEST: To Kill the Cubicle! (SM)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Peter Risdon
> Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 11:09 AM
> To: jmlewis at dslextreme.com
> Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: FreeBSD Mail Server
> On Thu, 2005-02-17 at 10:48 -0800, Joshua Lewis wrote:
> > Do I need to have a *_enable="YES" line in my rc.conf in order to
> > start my courier-imap-pop3 and courier-imap-imap servers? Or do I
> > to enable inetd?
> Yup. The full set, if you include the secure versions too is:
> courier_imap_imapd_enable="YES" courier_imap_pop3d_ssl_enable="YES"
> It's worth reading /usr/local/etc/rc.d/blah.sh for any port you
> install. inetd is not the right way to start these ports.
> Then to start them up without a reboot, do
> /usr/local/etc/rc.d/blah.sh start
> But you do need the rc.conf entries first.
> > I have been pulling my hair out for weeks trying to setup my first
> > mail server using how toos from high5.net and workaround.org.
> > I have tried to look in /var/log for any log files that could
> > indicate
> > why I can not pick up mail. But I don't see any log files at all so
> > I
> > suspect they are not running. The server accepts mail fine I just
> > can't pick it up. I donÿt know if it matters but I am trying to
> > virtual domains with no local system accounts.
> How? You might also need:
> in /etc/rc.conf
> > Including the domain of the computer itÿs
> > self. Does that affect anything? Again I can accept e-mail fine so I
> > donÿt expect it does.
> > I can't figure out if courier is running. I recall a command like
> > "ps
> > -aw
> > |grep imap" but I don't think I am using the correct switches
> > |because
> > |I am
> > not getting what I am expecting.
> $ ps xa | grep courier
> 19223 p2 S+ 0:00.00 grep courier
> 526 con I 0:00.00 /usr/local/sbin/courierlogger
> -pid=/usr/local/var/spool/authdaemon/pid -st
> 527 con I 0:00.06
> 535 con I 0:00.03
> 536 con I 0:00.03
> 537 con I 0:00.03
> 538 con I 0:00.02
> 539 con I 0:00.03
> 548 con I 0:00.01 [couriertcpd]
> 552 con I 0:00.00 /usr/local/sbin/courierlogger imapd-ssl
> 561 con I 0:00.01 [couriertcpd]
> 565 con I 0:00.00 /usr/local/sbin/courierlogger imapd
> 573 con I 0:00.01 [couriertcpd]
> 576 con I 0:00.00 /usr/local/sbin/courierlogger pop3d-ssl
> 585 con I 0:00.01 [couriertcpd]
> 588 con I 0:00.00 /usr/local/sbin/courierlogger pop3d
> Also try
> #telnet localhost 110
> and so on for all the pop3 and imap ports. If courier is running,
> you'll get something like:
> #telnet localhost 110
> Trying ::1...
> Connected to your.host.name.com.
> Escape character is '^]'.
> +OK Hello there.
> Telnetting to the port is good because you can then talk pop/imap and
> diagnose any other probs.
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