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Author Topic: DSL Stats on Ubuntu SMTP  (Read 1840 times)

g3uiss

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DSL Stats on Ubuntu SMTP
« on: January 19, 2020, 06:19:22 PM »

Having used DSL stats on Windows, having some spare hardware I setup a Ubuntu box. I've installed the latest "Beta" which in every way works fine, except I cant get the alert mails to work. I've used both SMTP servers I have, but the event log shows a failed connection, in each case.

I'm not that well up anymore on Linux, but was able to manipulate the firewall to allow the web server to work, but I don't think this is a firewall issue.

I suspect a very obvious answer !

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Tony
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Re: DSL Stats on Ubuntu SMTP
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2020, 09:20:35 PM »

Hi gu3iss

I would install Telnet client (apt-get telnet or similar) and test smtp connection with telnet

telnet nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn 25 or replace nnn with FQDN

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John
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Re: DSL Stats on Ubuntu SMTP
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2020, 09:47:25 PM »

It connects or would seem to but the authorisation fails. Some weird Linux entry needed in some file. Research doesn’t bring up anything  simple   :o
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Re: DSL Stats on Ubuntu SMTP
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2020, 09:52:55 PM »

Hi gu3iss

That sounds like TLS so thinking the mail server does not allow plain

It should though, show a welcome message eg 220 mailswrver ready or similar

If you see that then there is no issue with firewalls or anything blocking the outgoing/incoming connection and if tested using FQDN, no dns issue

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Re: DSL Stats on Ubuntu SMTP
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2020, 10:27:26 PM »

I've checked this on my Debian system now. The DSLstats configuration is unchanged compared to when I last used the alert system several months ago. At that time the emails worked; now they don't. I can't explain this.
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Re: DSL Stats on Ubuntu SMTP
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2020, 06:35:05 AM »

Having slept on it, I now have the solution (I believe). On your Ubuntu system install the package libssl-dev:

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sudo apt-get install libssl-dev
Then shut down DSLstats and restart it. After this you should be able to send email alerts using StartTLS, although GMail is still a problem because of their own security checking.
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Re: DSL Stats on Ubuntu SMTP
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2020, 09:32:22 AM »

Thanks @Roseway perfect solution Eric. Need to note that one for the future

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Re: DSL Stats on Ubuntu SMTP
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2020, 12:57:53 PM »

Having slept on it, I now have the solution (I believe). On your Ubuntu system install the package libssl-dev:

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sudo apt-get install libssl-dev
Then shut down DSLstats and restart it. After this you should be able to send email alerts using StartTLS, although GMail is still a problem because of their own security checking.

Just wanted to say I was confused as to why my DSL e-mail alerts were not working on my Linux box, despite all credentials being correct, and this solution fixed it.
Thanks!
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