----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Payne" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 3:10 PM
Subject: Sendmail refusing connection


> Hi,
>
> I have installed FreeBSD 5.2 and I am trying to get to access mail from
> the outside world. But when I do a telnet to port 25 I get this error,
>
> telnet mail.eatme.com
> trying xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
>
> telnet: connect to address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: Connection refused
>
> where do I need to go to tell my server it ok to access mail.
>
> Payne
>
>
> Please note that eatme.com and xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx are flake to protect the
> real server.
>

Sendmail has hooks into tcpd which causes it to look for the proper entries
in hosts.allow for connection access.
If this is to be a server that responds to the world, you'd need an entry
for sendmail : all : allow

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Micheal Patterson
TSG Network Administration
405-917-0600

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