email sending problem with Linux gateway
From: Sanal Kisi (sanalkisi_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 11:24:03 +0200
We used to connect our local (900+) users to internet through a
Netware box with two nics, and an apropriate routing configuration.
This box was also running DHCP and NAMED. Our mail/web etc. servers
were local, but serving both local and non-local users with the help
of the portforwarding rules on the Netware gateway and an external
Linux box running a DNS server for public users.
Due to some problems with Netware I decided to replace this gateway
with a Linux box. I installed RH3AS and complated the necessary and
identical configuration similar with the ones in the Netware box.
After the replacement, everything is fine, and even better, due to the
transparent proxy (Squid) I managed to install on the Linux gateway.
We could receive email messages from anyone (both outise and inside)
but we could not send any message to someone non-local (eg.
We used to have no SMTP/POP server running on the old gateway, and our
mail server was configured to send and receive messages directly. Now
it can receive but can not send.
When I configure my mail server to send all messages through another
one outside, that would allow relaying our messages, then everything
It can not be something related with IP resolution as it is the same
Linux box which serves as a gateway to web users too.
I can't figure out what I am doing wrong.
Any help is highly appreciated.