Nasty little bugger: can't send email



  • G'evening  ;D

    I think I discovered a bug in 2.2RC: I can't send email from my 'puter on LAN, yet WIFE, for whom exactly the same rules apply, can send mail.

    I've completely buggered my desktop with all kinds of repairs/fixes, trying to find the little bugger, nothing worked.

    Until…: I put, on top of the LAN rules, the default allow all out anywhere rule: bam. Mail sent right away.

    So 2.2RC likes WIFE (me too, for decades already  ;D ) but doesn't like me (that situation has happened before in life too ;D ;D ;D ).

    My FW-rules on LAN are setup according to JFL's guide, which allows outbound email 995/465: and, like said: WIFE can send email, I can not, so these rules work (and have worked for a year). Outlook simply says: 0x80042109, 'can not connect to server'.

    So I put myself on my main box which has 2.1.5 (first one in my sig, the second box, the DELL, has 2.2RC), which has exactly the same FW rules as 2.2RC, et voila: all mails sent right away.

    I'm on yesterday's snapshot, btw.

    ;D :P ;D

    Bye,


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Add a logging pass rule for your workstation. Close and reopen mail. Try to send. Watch where it goes and what ports it uses. Odds are it's not doing what you think it should be doing.  :D

    There's no way it's a bug, it must be something in the rules.



  • @Mr.:

    So I put myself on my main box which has 2.1.5 (first one in my sig, the second box, the DELL, has 2.2RC), which has exactly the same FW rules as 2.2RC, et voila: all mails sent right away.

    Can you explain what you mean here?  I'm probably dense … you have two pfSense firewalls, one for each of your WANs?  One ISP for your wife and one for you?  Jim's advice is on the mark for looking further, I'm just curious.



  • @charliem:

    @Mr.:

    So I put myself on my main box which has 2.1.5 (first one in my sig, the second box, the DELL, has 2.2RC), which has exactly the same FW rules as 2.2RC, et voila: all mails sent right away.

    Can you explain what you mean here?  I'm probably dense … you have two pfSense firewalls, one for each of your WANs?  One ISP for your wife and one for you?  Jim's advice is on the mark for looking further, I'm just curious.

    Sorry, yes, that could appear confusing  :-[
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    • I have a WIFE. She's such a fine one that I only spell that word in capitals ( ;D );
    • When we met a long time ago I said to her: 'I will do anything for you, anything your highness desires –- but I will not cook. Not now, not then, not ever' (I hate cooking >:( );
    • As a consequence she can cook, I can't;
    • Food is a necessity of life, for which I've thus made myself completely depended on WIFE;
    • WIFE threathens to withold food from me if internet breaks down (women…);
    • Therefor I have dual WAN in failover, and a backup pfSense, the Dell; should the first one suffer from whatever, all it takes is switching some cables and she is good to go again (I don't have CARP, the Dell is not very low on energy consumption);
    • It just so happened that I powered up the Dell to install 2.2RC on it, trying to see if the VPN problem I had would be solved in 2.2; so that's why we were both on the same 2.2RC for the time being (normally we would both have been on the other machine, the 2.1.5, and the Dell would have been powered off until emergency).

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