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Nigel Metheringham edited this page Nov 29, 2012 · 2 revisions

Q0048

Question

Whenever exim restarts it takes up to 3-5 minutes to start responding on the SMTP port. Why is this?

Answer

Something else is hanging onto port 25 and not releasing it. One place to look is /etc/inetd.conf in case for any reason an SMTP stream is configured there.