On Wed, 02 May 2012 18:05:56 +0100, Tony van der Hoff wrote:
> On 02/05/12 17:40, Camaleón wrote:
>> I guess you could configure Exim ("dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config") so
>> that listens only at the desired interfaces (i.e., only to localhost
>> ipv4 -127.0.0.1- instead adding localhost ipv6 -::1- addresses).
> Thanks, everybody, for your answers. Especially this one, which tells me
> what to do, and how to do it
> So, I've done that, watch this space to see whether the problem recurs.
I don't use Exim very much (I have a strange relation with Exim, it's
there -and I know it is- but I barely notice its presence nor review the
logs not check what's doing), so I guessed the re-configuration routine
will ask for the interfaces to use and allows the user to manually define
them but I can't be sure :-)
> Oh, yes, I've had Jochen's script running all day, no culprits, except
> exim itself, but I guess I'd expect that, as the log entries are days
>> Anyway, Exim shouldn't complain if your nic is configured to handle
>> ipv6 requests (which is the default since years but "/sbin/ifconfig lo"
>> will confirm).
> tony@tony-lx:~$ sudo ifconfig lo
> [sudo] password for tony:
> lo Link encap:Local Loopback
> inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
> UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:116280
> errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:116280
> errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0
> RX bytes:21992844 (20.9 MiB) TX bytes:21992844 (20.9 MiB)
Then Exim is right but, how that can be? :-?
sm01@stt008:~$ /sbin/ifconfig lo
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:560 (560.0 B) TX bytes:560 (560.0 B)
Check you "/etc/hosts" file. You should have this line which enables the
ipv6 loopback interface:
::1 localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
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