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Old 07-30-2009
Mail Server on solaris (newbie)

Hello to all,

My company has installed CW LMS 3 on a Solaris 10 server. I want to configure the system as a mail server, so that it sends an e-mail when a network incident occurs. I have created a user account and I have configured Thunderbird Mozilla to retrieve the e-mails. I have configured the outgoing smtp server on thunderbird to be my solaris server and I am using pop3. When I try to retrieve the mails I get a message "Could not connect to server ip-address; the connection was refused".
I suspect that I am missing something in the configuration of the solaris server.
Process sendmail is working ok, as can be seen below:

smmsp 14413 1 0 Jul 28 ? 0:00 /usr/lib/sendmail -Ac -q15m
root 14412 1 0 Jul 28 ? 0:04 /usr/lib/sendmail -bd -q15m

I also checked to see if the mail command is working ok and I did manage to send a mail on a different user on the server.

Any help on setting the solaris server as a mail server will be highly appreciated.

The thing is that I am a network engineer and not a system engineer, so please be explanational in your answers.

Thanx in advance Smilie

---------- Post updated 30-07-09 at 12:15 PM ---------- Previous update was 29-07-09 at 01:49 PM ----------

As it turned out a package related to imap & pop3 was missing (I don't know which one), but it was installed and now everything is working properly Smilie
Thanx y'all

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use Net::Server::Mail::ESMTP; my @local_domains = qw(; my $server = new IO::Socket::INET Listen => 1, LocalPort => 25; my $conn; while($conn = $server->accept) { my $esmtp = new Net::Server::Mail::ESMTP socket => $conn; # activate some extensions $esmtp->register('Net::Server::Mail::ESMTP::XFORWARD'); # adding some handlers $esmtp->set_callback(RCPT => &validate_recipient); $esmtp->process(); $conn->close() } sub validate_recipient { my($session, $recipient) = @_; my $domain; if($recipient =~ /@(.*)>s*$/) { $domain = $1; } if(not defined $domain) { return(0, 513, 'Syntax error.'); } elsif(not(grep $domain eq $_, @local_domains) && $session->get_forwarded_addr != "") { return(0, 554, "$recipient: Recipient address rejected: Relay access denied"); } return(1); } DESCRIPTION
When using a Net::Server::Mail::ESMTP script inside a MTA and not in front of Internet, values like client IP address are not accessible to the script and when the script returns mail to an other instance of smtpd daemon, it logs "localhost" as incoming address. To solve this problem, some administrators use the XFORWARD command. This module gives the ability to read and store XFORWARD informations. METHODS These methods return the values set by the upstream MTA without modifying them so they can be set to undef or "[UNVAILABLE]". See Postfix documentation for more. o get_forwarded_values : returns a hash reference containing all values forwarded (keys in lower case). o get_forwarded_name : returns the up-stream hostname. The hostname may be a non-DNS hostname. o get_forwarded_address : returns the up-stream network address. Address information is not enclosed with []. The address may be a non-IP address. o get_forwarded_source : returns LOCAL or REMOTE. o get_forwarded_helo : returns the hostname that the up-stream host announced itself. It may be a non-DNS hostname. o get_forwarded_proto : returns the mail protocol for receiving mail from the up-stream host. This may be an SMTP or non-SMTP protocol name of up to 64 characters. SEE ALSO
Net::Server::Mail::ESMTP, <> AUTHOR
Copyright (C) 2006 by Xavier Guimard This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.6.4 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available. POD ERRORS
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