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Guy Hulbert
January 3, 2007 09:41
Re: qmail port
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On Wed, 2007-03-01 at 11:32 -0500, Charlie Brady wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Jan 2007, Atik wrote:
> > how to configure my qmail server (smtp port) to run on 2525 port instead of
> > 25
> > my OS is Redhat enterprise As4

On Debian the answer is to set the environment variable TCPLOCALPORT to
2525 in the script which starts qmail.  This should work on RedHat too
but I am not sure of the details.  Look for /etc/init.d/qmail

You will need to put this at the top of the script:

	export TCPLOCALPORT=2525

This is documented in the 'tcp-environ' man-page which comes with qmail
but you also have to know that qmail-smptd is run under tcpserver (and I
had to grope a bit after that).

A comment on the original response follows.


> IMO, nobody should run qmail's smtp daemon these days. However, since 
> you've asked on the qpsmtpd list, perhaps you intend to run qpsmtpd. Good.

Perhaps he wants to run qmail on port 2525 because he will be running
qpsmtpd on port 25.

> > thank you for any tip you can give!
> Have you read any qpsmtpd documentation?

This response strikes me as quite rude if you are not going to answer
his question.  I recall mention of port 2525 when I was researching

Let's try goole: running qmail on port 2525

What a surprise, the first four hits are on qpsmtpd articles.  In
particular the text quoted by google from Matt Seargeant's article says:

        Next, convince your current SMTP server (qmail, postfix, exim,
        or whatever you currently use) to run on a port 2525. I'll leave
        that up to you to work out, ...

Probably why he's asking eh ?

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