Couldn't open SMTP server 127.0.0.1:25!
xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Thu Oct 5 09:46:28 PDT 2006
Aziz Manas wrote:
> I'm running Redhat 9 with OpenWebMail installed. When i try to send
> email it
> got this error message from OpenWebMail
> Couldn't open SMTP server 127.0.0.1:25!
This is a FreeBSD mailing list. FreeBSD has nothing whatsoever to do
with Redhat, I'm afraid.
Having a wild guess, it looks like postfix is not actually running. Try
"ps augx | egrep postfix" to see that there is actually something
listening. If not, then check that you actually have startup scripts
enabled for postfix.
which should show output like
If not, the as root
chkconfig --add postfix
probably does the right thing, but I find the chkconfig man page to be
obscure and unhelpful so there might be a better way. After running the
above ls should show the files as listed above.
To try starting postif now, run as root
sh /etc/init.d/postfix start
If none of this makes any sense, then I suggest getting a book on Linux
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