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Need to comment out second inet_interfaces line at end of main.cf
Authored by: benlotto on Oct 29, '03 05:59:21PM

At the end of the main.cf file I found

# THE FOLLOWING DEFAULTS ARE SET BY APPLE
#
# bind to localhost only
#
inet_interfaces = localhost

which was changing the inet_interfaces = all that I had set above. If you have the same, you need to comment out the second inet_interfaces line, otherwise people won't be able to send you mail.



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Need to comment out second inet_interfaces line at end of main.cf
Authored by: Beandip on Oct 29, '03 08:11:26PM
Thank you SOOOO much for publishing both the original hint and the second reference to "commenting out the second instance of the inet_interface line in the main.cf file. I had been able to easily get Postfix running but I could not for the life of me discover why it was only listening on the localhost interface. I knew it had to be simple!!!

It is exactly for this reason that forums like this and sites like MacOSXHints.com are invaluable. Only if more people knew to check here first before pulling their hair out.

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Need to comment out second inet_interfaces line at end of main.cf
Authored by: benassis on Apr 30, '06 02:37:15PM

Hi,
I got the same problem : I can send mail via postfix but I can't receive.
I don't understand your hint 'comment out second inet_interfaces line'
At line 635 at end of main.cf, I got the same as you:
[code]# THE FOLLOWING DEFAULTS ARE SET BY APPLE
#
# bind to localhost only
#
inet_interfaces = localhost
[/code]
There is no second line after that command.
But lines 105 to 107 look like this:
[code]
#inet_interfaces = all
#inet_interfaces = $myhostname
#inet_interfaces = $myhostname, localhost
[/code]
Should I have to comment out the second line here ?
Thanks



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