[ILUG] oceanfree smtp relaying problem
conor.daly at oceanfree.net
Fri Jun 15 22:41:18 IST 2001
On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 09:42:03PM +0100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Niall O Broin thought:
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 05:31:54PM +0100, Conor Daly wrote:
> > I'm using mail.oceanfree.net for pop and smtp.oceanfree.net for smtp. Up
> > until a short while ago, both resolved to the same host and I was using
> > pop before smtp to authenticate with the smtp server. Now, suddenly,
> > mail.oceanfree.net is one of 22.214.171.124 37 or 38 while
> > smtp.oceanfree.net is 126.96.36.199
> > Now, I'm getting "relaying prohibited" errors when I sendmail -q
> That's curious - most ISPs allow relaying from their domains i.e. if you
> dial in to oceanfree, you can use smtp.oceanfree.net for smtp, and there's
> no need for pop before smtp authentication. If smtp.oceanfree.net suddenly
> won't allow you to relay from an Oceanfree IP address, then I reckon it's
> 58p a minute tech. support time, and good luck getting someone who
> understands the problem.
Ah, but oceanfree in not an ISP. They just provide free email accounts.
> > Is there a way to set authentication info in sendmail.cf or somewhere or
> > is there anything else I can try?
> There is a new SMTP AUTH protocol - I presume it's in recent versions of
> sendmail, though not all MUAs support it. I have a version of postfix which
> supports it, but I haven't had a chance to look at it yet.
I presume Donncha will come forth with the answer there!
> > Conor (who can't send this email out 'cos he can't authenticate)
> But you did, so how did you ?
Ahhh Haaa! Lemenentry my dear Watson! I'm dialling in to iol so i set
mail.iol.ie in my sendmail.conf. However, I'd really like to get this
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
Domestic Sysadmin :-)
10:37pm up 22:54, 0 users, load average: 0.01, 0.08, 0.05
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