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FW: Is Cygwin cron supposed to send e-mail reports?
- From: "David Christensen" <dpchrist at holgerdanske dot com>
- To: "'Cygwin List'" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2005 22:39:31 -0800
- Subject: FW: Is Cygwin cron supposed to send e-mail reports?
> Test it with Windows telnet:
> C:\Documents and Settings\dpchrist>telnet cloud.he.net 25
> Connecting To cloud.he.net...Could not open connection to the host, on port
25: Connect failed
> So, Cygwin exim and Windows telnet both can't connect to cloud.he.net on port
> 25, yet Outlook sends mail via that host... (?)
Googling on "Could not open connection to the host, on port 25: Connect failed"
provided the hint:
I have McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0i -- it's Access Protection (firewall)
blocks outgoing connections on port 25 except for Outlook, etc.. Here's some
log entries related to my Cygwin frustrations:
11/22/2004 9:00:33 PM Blocked by port blocking rule telnet.exe P
revent mass mailing worms from sending mail 127.0.0.1
1/9/2005 9:52:52 PM Blocked by port blocking rule exim-4.43-1.exe
Prevent mass mailing worms from sending mail 18.104.22.168
Adding "telnet.exe" and "exim-4.43-1.exe" to the list of excluded processes
allows them to get out. :-)
The last step to get Cygwin cron to send messages is to adjust /etc/aliases:
dpchrist@p42800e:~$ vi /etc/aliases
dpchrist@p42800e:~$ cat /etc/aliases
dpchrist@p42800e:~$ cygrunsrv --stop exim
dpchrist@p42800e:~$ cygrunsrv --start exim
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