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Date:      Wed, 4 Jul 2007 16:16:47 -0400
From:      "Lisa Casey" <>
To:        <>
Subject:   New FreeBSD installation
Message-ID:  <003a01c7be78$42267cc0$d5b9bfcf@lisac>

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First, thanks for the help I got from this list when I was having problems 
getting FreeBSD to install on a new system. Hard drive cabling was the 
problem - got that fixed.

I have FreeBSD up and running now. I have a couple of questions. When I 
installed FreeBSD, it automatically installed Sendmail 8.13. I installed 
cyrus-sasl2 and cyrus-sasl2-saslauthd from ports because I need SMTP auth. 
Sendmail is running on the box:

# ps waux | grep sendmail
smmsp 20613  0.0  0.1  3440 2800  ??  Is    2:53PM   0:00.00 sendmail: Queue 
runner@00:30:00 for /var/spool/clientmqueue (sendmail)
root  20615  0.0  0.2  4400 3692  ??  Ss    2:54PM   0:00.03 sendmail: 
accepting connections (sendmail)

but I cannot send mail through this server using Outlook Express on the 
Windows computer on my desk (I get a generic error message about "the 
connection to the server has failed" nor can I telnet to port 25 on this 
server. I  have noticed that there isn't anything in /etc/rc.conf regarding 
sendmail (no SENDMAIL_ENABLE="YES"  etc.) but since sendmail is starting 
from rc.d perhaps there shouldn't be anything in rc.conf? I'm not sure where 
to begin trying to figure out why I can't send mail or telnet to port 25. 
What am I overlooking here?

Also, when I installed FreeBSD, I installed SSH. Unfortunately, at first I 
put the wrong IP address on this machine (it conflicted with another server 
I currently have running). I fixed that. In /var/messages, however, I'm 
seeing this every 10 minutes or so:

Jul  4 16:12:14 mail inetd[423]: ssh/tcp: bind: Address already in use

I don't know if this is because I initially setup this server with the wrong 
IP address on the ethernet interface (and ssh is trying to bind to this 
wrong IP) or if I'm getting this message because ssh is being started from 
both rc.d (there is a script  in there for ssh) and from /etc/rc.conf 
(/etc/rc.conf contains sshd_enable="YES")

Thanks for the help,

Lisa CAsey

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