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post Mar 17 2004, 10:10 AM
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Here is an email I received from someone, does anyone have anything to suggest?

-----Original Message-----
From: David Stoodley [mailto:blocked]
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 6:29 PM
To: EXCITE Corp.
Subject: Install Fest Feedback

David Stoodley

Dave Anstey help me set up an E-Smith linux  web server at our
school but today I ran into trouble and Dave is not around til
tomorrow evening. I was hoping to find someone who could give me a
simple fix. Or at least get it up again til Dave can give me a hand
to solve the problem.

The server was hardly responding at all. I couldn't log on or FTP
to it either across the network or on the computer. I coupld ping
the ip address and get an answer. I restarted the computer and it
went through most of the startup fine...file system check --OK etc
but it ran into some problems. Some went by so fast I could not
read them but the following kept comming up continually for the
rest of the afternoon:

multilog: Fatal: unable to open directory /var/log/qmail: access denied


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post Mar 17 2004, 10:15 AM
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chmod /var/log/qmail

also check who is the owne of /var/log/qmail...

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post Mar 18 2004, 05:16 AM
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It might also be the the directory was moved/removed accidentially ... or maybe a Disc partition is 100% full. Since there are other problems, I would look at the partition issue.

Have them look in the startup log for errors...

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