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Re: [linux-392] Ports

From: David R.
Sent on: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:55 AM
Like I wrote, you should put /etc/services back the way it was, and then 
do it the correct way:  figure out which smtp daemon you're running, 
update the port number in that daemon's config, and then restart the 
daemon (no reboot required).

DR

Michele wrote:
> I changed the smtp port from 25, because it was blocked on the network, to
> 26, rebooted and it works.
> 
> So, what did I do wrong?
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of David
> Rosenstrauch
> Sent: Tuesday, June 10,[masked]:02 AM
> To: [address removed]
> Subject: Re: [linux-392] Ports
> 
> That's actually *not* the right place to make such a change.  That file 
> is a reference file that several apps use to translate from a port 
> number into a user-readable string of which app is using that port 
> number.  Changing it will *not* result in a daemon starting to listen on 
> another port.
> 
> If you want to change a daemon's port, you need to change the config 
> file for that daemon, and then restart the daemon.
> 
> DR

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