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Re: fetching external mail to local LAN

Hi Sunil,
         1.  As far as setting up the mail server for your purpose, i
suggest first read the article on Linux mail server appeared in May 98 issue
of PCQuest. You can find this article on PCQuest's site. this will help you
lot and clear your doubts.
          2.  Why did pppd die when u connect to net? One possible reason
may be that IP addresses u r using for your LAN r conflicting with valid
internet addresses.  For LAN we use free IP addresses ,e.g. 192.168.x.x
series.  u may be  using addresses which can't be used for this purpose.
just check them. For at a LAN they were using 100.10.x.x series for their
series and struck with the same problem. Changing IP addresses for LAN to
192.168.x.x series solved the problem.

Vinod Nayak

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sunil" <paroliasunil@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <linux-delhi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 10:27 AM
Subject: [linux-delhi] fetching external mail to local LAN

> Hi All,
> I want to use linux to connect to inertnet. I am using kppp dialer for
> dailing (through simple dial up connection )but after authentication from
> peer server suddenly pppd dies saying error no 10 (means the ppp
> failed ie it didnt reach the point where at least one network protocol was
> running).
> Let me brief my requirements. I have to configure our linux redhat 6.2 box
> as mail server for our small LAN and for incoming and outgoing mail. Our
> has provided mail ids to us. So  I have to fetch mail from the ISP pop3
> server adn deliver here similarly send outgoing mails using smtp server of
> our ISP.  Our inetnet connection was through Windows NT using 64 k ISDN
> line.
> so I have to either use linux mail server then I think SMTP / pop proxy on
> windows for giving the the smtp seever add in fetchmailconf at reqd place
> to use ( at present) dialup on linux to connect to ineternet and  giving
> local smtp server name in fetchmail conf.
> Igot succes to use sendmail for local lan deleveries but no success for
> ougoing mails and incoming mail from our ISP pop3 server.
> Any help is highly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Sunil Parolia
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