Re: [exim] SMTP forwards with EXIM

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Author: Andrew Osborn
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To: exim-users
Subject: Re: [exim] SMTP forwards with EXIM
Ok. First.
webserv1:~# /usr/sbin/exim -bV
Exim version 3.35 #1 built 11-Jan-2005 21:18:34
Copyright (c) University of Cambridge 2001

That is the output. Looks good.

I created that file you wanted me too (had to change the bash to
/bin/bash but still worked almost).
I get the error:
cat: /usr/sbin/exim.pid: No such file or directory
kill: usage: kill [-s sigspec | -n signum | -sigspec] [pid | job]...
or kill -l [sigspec]

Can't find exim.pid. I don't know where or what exim.pid is. Is the
path to the exim_daemon /usr/sbin/exim? The daemon is the actual file
correct?

The only .pid files I have are:
/var/run/dhclient.pid
/var/run/syslogd.pid
/var/run/klogd.pid
/var/run/inetd.pid
/var/run/lpd.pid
/var/run/sshd.pid
/var/run/atd.pid
/var/run/crond.pid
/var/run/samba/nmbd.pid
/var/run/samba/smbd.pid
/var/backhand/logs/httpd.pid

Which makes me think I installed it incorrectly. But I did the
autoinstall from apt-get, it did everything for me.

I am more of a programmer than a networker/admin. It is my system, but
the install programs does what it wants, I just want the outcome to
work so i can program around it.

My subnet mask is 255.255.255.0. So it wouldn't be 192.168.0.1/16, it
would be /24 correct? Been a long time since subnetting for me.

Thank you for all your help.

On Mon, 7 Feb 2005 22:41:59 -0000, Rob Stead <admin@???> wrote:
>
> Andy,
>
> /usr/sbin/exim looks good. Try testing it using:
>
>        /usr/sbin/exim -bV

>
> It should confirm the version number.
>
> I'm sure 192.168.0.1 will work fine; I just copied my example conf file.
>
> You do need to restart Exim for the config changes to work and to do this
> try:
>
>        Create a file called /usr/local/bin/hupexim
>        Add this to the above file:
>                #!/usr/local/bin/bash
>                kill -HUP $(cat /path/to/exim-daemon.pid)
>        Then chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/hupexim

>
> Now you only need to type hupexim to restart Exim.
>
> I think you change the SMTP port by editing /etc/services (but I haven't
> done this myself).
>
> Hope the above helps.
>
> Rob
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
> Rob Stead
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: exim-users-bounces@??? [mailto:exim-users-bounces@exim.org] On
> Behalf Of Andrew Osborn
> Sent: 07 February 2005 21:24
> To: exim-users@???
> Subject: Re: [exim] SMTP forwards with EXIM
>
> I don't know which exim is the correct exim, i do a find and it comes up
> with about 10. I did the /usr/sbin/exim one, looked like the best candidate.
>
> I replaced this in my exim.conf file:
>
> host_accept_relay = 127.0.0.1 : ::::1
>
> with
>
> host_accept_relay = 192.168.0.1/16.
>
> Why the 16?
> My windows box is 192.168.0.1
>
> After the conf change do I need to restart anything?
>
> Appears it didn't change anything. Where do I specify the port number and
> such? I changed STMP from 25 to another port for security.
>
> Thanks for the responce.
>
> > On Sun, 6 Feb 2005 21:02:06 -0000, Rob Stead <admin@???> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi Andy,
> > >
> > > Try this:
> > >
> > > mv /usr/sbin/sendmail /usr/sbin/sendmail.orginal (moves sendmail
> > > just in case)
> > >
> > > ln -s /path/to/exim /usr/sbin/sendmail (creates a symbolic link to
> > > Exim)
> > >
> > > Then assuming Exim is working all you need to do (I hope) is edit
> > > the Exim config file (usually /etc/exim/configure) and change:
> > >
> > > host_accept_relay = 192.168.0.0/16
> > >
> > > where the IP is the IP of your Windows box.
> > >
> > > Hope it works.
> > >
> > > Rob
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: exim-users-bounces@???
> > > [mailto:exim-users-bounces@exim.org] On Behalf Of Andrew Osborn
> > > Sent: 06 February 2005 20:18
> > > To: exim-users@???
> > > Subject: [exim] SMTP forwards with EXIM
> > >
> > > I need exim to have PHPNuke send out activation/registration e-mails.
> > > I have SMTP installed on a Windows 2003 box, which acts as my
> > > router/firewall as well. Was thinking I could use that to forward
> > > out the emails, very small quantity. Maybe 1 or 2 a day. Or if the
> > > exim/debian box can do it that'll work too.
> > >
> > > I have debian woody installed as my webserver. Apache is of course
> > > the webserver.
> > >
> > > All I did was do apt-get install exim and it installed it. I did the
> > > base configuration of saying I just want to send out e-mails. It
> > > only asked like
> > > 4 questions. It then seemed all good. I have some php scripts I use
> > > to test it and it isn't working. They use the mail() function.
> > >
> > > I heard about needing to make a symlink to sendmail...or was it just
> > > for exim. But that was if I was doing the binaries, which I decided
> > > just to go the apt-get route.
> > >
> > > I didn' tdo any other configuring of exim or anything else. In my
> > > php.ini file I have only the sendmail_path = /usr/sbin/sendmail.
> > >
> > > What do I need to do with exim to get this to work? I am a linux
> > > noob as you can tell. I don't even know if exim is started or working.
> > >
> > > -
> > > Andy Osborn
> > > 920-319-6032
> > >
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