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  Learning the Terminal in Jaguar, Part 2
Subject:   connection refused by localhost?
Date:   2005-08-10 14:22:03
From:   clintjd
Response to: connection refused by localhost?

I was having this exact same problem. Most replies you see will tell you to make sure that the sendmail daemon is running. This is not necessarily correct, since for security reasons you may not want the daemon running, although it will probably fix your problem. I found the problem was actually with the submit.cf file. I found 3 options to correct this problem.


1.) completely remove, or rename the submit.cf file
2.) generate a new submit.cf file using m4
3.) copy your sendmail.cf file over your submit.cf file so they are exactly the same.


all 3 of these worked for me. Hope this is helpful to someone else.