[nSLUG] Help! Eastlink is port-filtering my mail server
trevor at haligonian.com
Tue Mar 2 18:43:30 AST 2004
On February 5, 2004 06:46 pm, Chris Mikkelsen wrote:
> Well, Eastlink isn't the only one that resently blocked all port 25
> communication. Aliant has bocked outgoing mail about a month ago - fine I
> have to use their stmp as a forwarder. About 4 days ago I noticed mail
> bouncing, well Aliant blocked incoming mail as well.
I am not too familiar with sendmail but I noticed a short while ago, when
(re)installing FC1, that mail wasn't getting out from my computer. I seem to
recall that I had assumed I could use sendmail directly from linux rather
than using Aliant's smtp server. I also seem to recall that for a while, this
worked. Then, IIRC, it didn't work. I shrugged and went back to using
Aliant's smtp server (which is what I have always done in Windows anyway)
because I had other fish to fry and couldn't spare the time to learn about
sendmail to get things working.
Is this all because Aliant is filtering outgoing sendmail packets?
Trevor Smith | trevor at haligonian.com
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