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Hi ... I wonder if anyone could give me some ideas of where to rummage around to get a clue what the problem might be.

Setup = ADSL router with 2 dhcp client boxes : Mac OSX and Suse Linux 9.1 Pro.
From Mac browsers work, email works. From linux browsers work fine, but I cant get email working at all (same config as on Mac) either from kmail or evolution. Messages are cannot connect to smtp.x.y and pop.x.y.

I'm somewhat of a newbie with linux but I just cant see what I might have set up wrong (or missed somewhere).

Any pointer as to where I might look would be much appreciated.


iptables -L

cat /etc/reslov.conf

what are the results ?

Robert B
Robert ...

Thanks for the quick reply. I went upstairs to make a cup of tea and ...

OK, outputs are

**** iptables -L ****

Chain INPUT (policy DROP)
target prot opt source destination
ACCEPT all -- anywhere anywhere
ACCEPT all -- anywhere anywhere state RELATED,ESTABLISHED
ACCEPT udp -- anywhere udp spt:bootps dpt:bootpc
ACCEPT icmp -- anywhere anywhere icmp echo-request
ACCEPT udp -- mygateway.ar7 anywhere state NEW udp spt:domain dpts:1024:65535
ACCEPT udp -- anywhere anywhere state ESTABLISHED udp dpts:61000:65095
input_ext all -- anywhere anywhere
ACCEPT all -- anywhere anywhere

Chain FORWARD (policy DROP)
target prot opt source destination
TCPMSS tcp -- anywhere anywhere tcp flags:SYN,RST/SYN TCPMSS clamp to PMTU
ACCEPT all -- anywhere anywhere state RELATED,ESTABLISHED
reject_func all -- anywhere anywhere
ACCEPT all -- anywhere anywhere

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination
ACCEPT all -- anywhere anywhere state NEW,RELATED,ESTABLISHED

Chain input_ext (1 references)
target prot opt source destination
reject_func tcp -- anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:ident flags:SYN,RST,ACK/SYN
LOG tcp -- anywhere anywhere tcp flags:SYN,RST,ACK/SYN LOG level warning tcp-options ip-options prefix `SFW2-INext-DROP-NEW-CONNECT '
reject_func all -- anywhere anywhere

Chain reject_func (3 references)
target prot opt source destination
REJECT tcp -- anywhere anywhere reject-with tcp-reset
REJECT udp -- anywhere anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable
REJECT all -- anywhere anywhere reject-with icmp-proto-unreachable

**** route ****

Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface * U 0 0 0 wlan0
link-local * U 0 0 0 wlan0
loopback * U 0 0 0 lo
default mygateway.ar7 UG 0 0 0 wlan0

**** cat /etc/resolv.conf ******

search h@h@

This is way above my knowledge base ... I dont know what I'm looking for here.

Thanks and regards, Roman C
I don't see anything wrong there ...

Make sure you pick the proper Authentication Type (plain, login, etc.). In Evolution there is a Check supported types button.
Still no luck from kmail or evolution but I think I've made a significant discovery ohmy.gif

I happened to cd to /var/spool and got the you have new mail msg! Ran mail and there they all were!

From my reading I guess I've somehow configured the postfix/sendmail system ???. Originally I used YAST to configure everything including Network Services->Mail Transfer Agent. Is this the problem?

Again any pointers would be much appreciated.

Thanks, Roman
An update ......

On boot I get the postfix daemon starting.

I can't send/receive mail from any gui client (kmail, evolution, thunderbird = cannot connect to pop../smtp..). However incoming mail finds its way to /var/spool..... and is retrievable with mailx.

If I stop postfix I CAN SEND mail from any client (!) but can't receive anything.

I just dont understand whats happening here.

Thaks, Roman
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