I installed the latest RedHat 7.3 along with the default sendmail.
I can telnet to localhost or 127.0.0.1 on port 25 no problem.
My ip address is 192.168.1.101 which is defined in /etc/hosts
along with the host name bbb and another called mail.my.net.
I can't seem to get the telnet bml 25
to work or for that matter telnet 192.168.1.101 25 to work ???
Is the 192.168.1.101 that is giving me problems.
Why is sendmail not answering using that IP address ?
I shutdown the firewall completely.
I tried adding port 25 to the firewall.
I added host bml and mail.my.net to sendmail.cf in /etc
but to NO avail.
The error messages is: "connection refused".
Netstat -an shows 127.0.0.1:25 LISTEN
I can usually solve these types of problems !
For some reason I'm stuck on this one.
What am I over-looking ?
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