[CentOS] Postfix wont stay started

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Sun Oct 17 17:57:12 EDT 2010


At Sun, 17 Oct 2010 23:29:18 +0200 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> 
> On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 23:17, Eero Volotinen <eero.volotinen at iki.fi> wrote:
> >
> > check out logs..
> >
> 
> 
> Thanks, Eero, I know that should be the first step always! It turns out that:
> Oct 17 23:12:47 mercury postfix/postfix-script: starting the Postfix mail system
> Oct 17 23:12:47 mercury postfix/master[30770]: fatal: bind 127.0.0.1
> port 25: Address already in use
> 
> Which led me to:
> [root at mercury log]# netstat -anp --tcp --udp | grep LISTEN | grep 25
> tcp        0      0 127.0.0.1:25                0.0.0.0:*
>      LISTEN      2870/exim
> 
> Stopping exim let me start postfix. Thanks!

Quoting from "Highlander": "There can be only one."  For any given
service (SMTP in this case), there can be only one listener.  One cannot
run two MTAs at the same time (unless one is using a non-standard port
for one).

> 
> 

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