mail port 8025 conundrum

David Banning david+dated+1140624411.1fb9f0 at
Fri Feb 17 08:06:54 PST 2006

I have a strange problem where port 8025 is blocked on my server.

Trying to connect with telnet, here is the response;

david$ telnet 8025
telnet: connect to address Connection refused
telnet: Unable to connect to remote host

Yet I host 6 other domains on the same server, and all the others seems 
to be fine;

david$ telnet 8025
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
220 ESMTP tmda-ofmipd

It makes no difference whether I enable the firewall or not.
Strangely I -can- connect to via port 25 or 110;

david$ telnet 25
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
220 ESMTP Sendmail 8.12.8p1/8.12.8; Fri, 17 Feb 2006 11:06:04 -0500 (EST)

To my knowledge, there is nothing that stops a connection to a specific

The only change to my system is that I registered -all- 7 of the domain
names with a new outside DNS server. It could be that there is some 
stale DNS going on, but DNS would be the same for all ports, would 
it not?

Looking at the erroneous message, I see that is being directed
to - why would that happen? 

Any direction would be helpful.

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