Friday, July 08, 2005
HELP! Sendmail is killing me
I have been without email for over a week now. I finally upgraded my server from Red Hat 6.2 to CentOS 4 (a Red Hat Enterprise Linux clone). This is a good thing in the long run but the disparity between the software in RH 6.2 and RHEL 4 is so great that I am having a real rough time bring the configurations over. Particularly sendmail. I can't get it to accept mail. It's even rejecting mail from itself. The problem seems to be sendmail's interaction with tcpwarppers and possibly something int he config that is set too securely in order to keep out spam. If I can ever get mail working I plan on setting it up to authenticate users, which will help keep /etc/mail/access from needing dozens of addresses. I still need to work on web and ftp but those are all secondary to mail. If it were just my email it wouldn't as bad but my family and a few friends use this box for their primary email. My mother has made it clear that she wants her email back ASAP. So, if someone out there who might be able to lend a hand (assuming that anyone other than the E-man reads this) I would be greatly appreciative. In the mean time I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, though I'm not feeling like much of a guru these days.