Sendmail = mind boggling
keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Fri Jun 9 20:03:39 UTC 2006
On 2006-06-09 20:34, Freminlins <freminlins at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've always steered clear of using Sendmail (prefering Exim),
> but I thought I would give it a try and am having real
> difficulties with something I think should be simple.
Setting up an email server is not really a simple thing to do.
> I want to keep running Exim on port 25. I want Sendmail to run
> on a different port. So I am trying to use the
> "O DaemonPortOptions=Port=2525" option. However, I have 6 cf
> files in /etc/mail - freebsd.cf, mail.xxx.co.uk.submit.cf,
> freebsd.submit.cf, sendmail.cf, mail.xxx.co.uk.cf and
> submit.cf. I've tried all sorts of combinations of adding the
> above option to these files, but whenever I try to start
> Sendmail this error:
> sm-mta: NOQUEUE: SYSERR(root): opendaemonsocket: daemon Daemon0: cannot bind: Address already in use.
This is probably because Sendmail tries to bind port 25 too,
which is taken over by Exim.
Do you *really* have to run both Sendmail and Exim on the same
host? It may be a good idea to run Sendmail within a "jail", and
set it up to listen for connections only on the jail's IP address.
> Which file(s) am I supposed to put this option into?
> I just don't understand.
The `mail.xxx.co.uk.mc' file is the right one. If you are
putting it anywhere else, you are doing something that is wrong.
> Is it correct, also, that I have 6 cf files? I set this up as
> per the handbook. At this rate I know why I've always used Exim :-)
The Handbook doesn't mention any way to set the DaemonPortOptions
stuff, as far as I can tell:
$ cd ~/ws/bsd/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook
$ fgrep -r DaemonPortOption .
So you must have been following other instructions too. What are
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