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Can i configure my HP-UX server as a mail server ????

boomer_2
Super Advisor

Can i configure my HP-UX server as a mail server ????

Hi guys,
Can i configure my HP server rx4640 ,11i v2 8gb RAM as a mail server.

i.e. it should be able to send as well as receive mails ...

like if i have 2 accounts say test1.ge.in and test2.ge.in
i should be able to send mail from test2.ge.in from my windows client thru outlook edxpress TO test1.ge.in on my hpux SERVER....
IS IT POSSIBLE.....????

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Jeeshan
Honored Contributor

Re: Can i configure my HP-UX server as a mail server ????

yes you can.

But right now exactly what you want to do now?
setting mail server in hp-ux or relay mail from hp-ux to windows exchange server.
a warrior never quits
boomer_2
Super Advisor

Re: Can i configure my HP-UX server as a mail server ????

Hi Ahsan,
Thanx 4 ur reply....
I would like to set a mail server in hp-ux ;

Like if i have a client from windows domain
and he logs into outlook express he should be able to send mail to my HP server as well as my HP server should be able to download that message ....on the server only...

root #/ >swlist -l product|grep -i mail
MailUtilities B.11.23 User mail agents and related tools
PHNE_31725 1.0 Mail agents/utilities cumulative patch
PHNE_31734 1.0 sendmail(1m) 8.11.1 patch


root #/ > ps -ef|grep send
root 1518 1 0 Jan 3 ? 11:35 sendmail: accepting connections
Jeeshan
Honored Contributor

Re: Can i configure my HP-UX server as a mail server ????

Yes you can.

use MUA in HP-UX
a warrior never quits
boomer_2
Super Advisor

Re: Can i configure my HP-UX server as a mail server ????

Hi Ahsan,
Thanx 4ur suggestion..
Would really appreciate a bit in detail..like the config file ,etc....
Jeeshan
Honored Contributor

Re: Can i configure my HP-UX server as a mail server ????

It's a long procedure.Follow the link bellow

http://docs.hp.com/en/5991-6480/ch07s03.html
a warrior never quits
boomer_2
Super Advisor

Re: Can i configure my HP-UX server as a mail server ????

hi Ahsan
i have installed q-popper for hpux 11i v2 utility.....
netstat -an|grep 110
LISTEN

but now the problem is that m not able to send mail from my client outlook express to this server (HP)

Any input would be of great help ??
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Can i configure my HP-UX server as a mail server ????

Shalom,

Of course its possible.

So the exchange server can't send mail to the HP-UX server.

How precisely are we trying to do this? If you forward all exchange mail to the HP-UX server it should get there. Thats probably not what you want to do.

Few ways to get through this.

Lets say the servers hostname is mail1.your.net

To reach the user boomer on that system the mail would have to be addressed as follows,

to:boomer@mail1.your.net

If the hostname mail1.your.net resolves to the IP address of the server I just named mail1, then the mail should get there, if you have modified your access file to permit mail from exchange to unix.

There are a lof of concepts here that I will present in summary form that are elaborated on sendmail.org

General:
1) Configure name resolution for the target mail server either in dns or hosts file. Exchange has a file called lmhosts

2) Configure access from exchange to unix on the unix mail server. You change the access file and then compile the sendmail macros.

http://www.hpux.ws/buildmail.hpux.text
# Sript that does some of the work for you after modification of configuration files.

http://www.sendmail.org
See virtual domain hosting and access/access.db

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boomer_2
Super Advisor

Re: Can i configure my HP-UX server as a mail server ????

Hi Steven,
I have installed q-popper in my hp server and its ready to start receive incoming mails...
netstat -na|grep 110
LISTEN

but when i m trying to send a mail from my outlook express client to my HP server,

say for a user called promoter in unix ,i have set up the same user/pass in outlook exp...
but the smtp/pop3 i have entered as 10.1.4.xx my servers entry ...

but m getting the following message in my hp server syslog;
Jan 11 10:53:11 cedge2 popper[7973]: promoter at 10.1.4.157 (10.1.4.157): -ERR POP EOF or I/O Error


Also just wanted to tell u that m putting in promoter@10.1.4.xx in my TO : field of outlook..

is it right ????


Also when i do telnet 10.1.4.xx 110 i get the q-popper prompt....
telnet 10.1.4.xx 25 i get esmtp prompt...
boomer_2
Super Advisor

Re: Can i configure my HP-UX server as a mail server ????


Hi Steven,
m getting the following message in my oultlook express;

Could not deliver message to the following recipient(s):

Failed Recipient: promoter@10.1.4.19
Reason: Failed to connect to the recipients mail server. No MX records were found for the '10.1.4.19' domain.Failed all attempts to connect to the recipients mail server.
boomer_2
Super Advisor

Re: Can i configure my HP-UX server as a mail server ????

Hi guys,
Can u plzz help me out in this case...
m not able to send mails from my outlook client to HP server.

and when i do nslookup 10.1.4.xx from my windows box i get the domain name as specified in my /etc/mail/sendmail.cf file.