I might guess that your /etc/tcp.smtp is not getting compiled into /etc/tcp.smtp.cdb.
Usually this is done with '/usr/sbin/qmailctl cdb'.
I am not familiar with roaming users but I believe that this tcp control system is used.
This is of course assuming you are using ucspi-tcp and probably daemontools.
and whatever 'toaster' includes '/usr/sbin/qmailctl'
Sorry, I hadn't considered how unique this script is on my toaster. It originally came from Dave Sill's Life With Qmail.
<snip qmailctl script> tcprules /etc/tcp.smtp.cdb /etc/tcp.smtp.tmp < /etc/tcp.smtp chmod 644 /etc/tcp.smtp.cdb echo "Reloaded /etc/tcp.smtp." <snip>
remember, any 'qmailctl' file is NOT part of the standard qmailOf course. I did assume though that considering he is using vpopmail that he followed this relatively standard toaster setup.
distribution, and may be COMPLETELY different from 'toaster' to
Still though, the advice that has been given (at least what I have readI reread this and I think you are correct, I missed this. A default deny rule seems like it would explain this behavior.
so far) is off track of the problem. The problem is not that he can't
relay, the problem is that he can't CONNECT. vpopmail's roaming-users
support would have no impact on this, unless the default rule for the
tcprules file being used for smtp is to deny the connection.
davila are you lurking?
Alex Martin http://www.rettc.com