[Pkg-exim4-users] pop-before-smtp problem

Andreas Metzler ametzler at downhill.at.eu.org
Sun Jan 4 15:54:55 UTC 2009

Russ Toone <russ at nex-one.com> wrote:
> After a recent upgrade, I can no longer get pop-before-smtp to work
> with exim4. (It worked before the upgrade)

> pop-before-smtp seems to be working, and updating its database.
> exim4 seems to be working, except when I add the
> ":net-dbmnz;/var/lib/pop-before-smtp/hosts.db" to the dc_relay_nets
> in the update-exim4.conf.conf file.  Then I get "unknown lookup type
> "<" in host list item "<;
> net-dbmnz;/var/lib/pop-before-smtp/hosts.db" in the paniclog file.

> System info:
> exim4 -bV returns the following:

> Exim version 4.63 #1 built 20-Jan-2007 10:42:32

Having database lookups in expanded options is not really a supported
szenario, iirc. Overriding the macro by adding

MAIN_RELAY_NETS=: : ::::1 : net-dbmnz;/var/lib/pop-before-smtp/hosts.db

to /etc/exim4/exim4.conf.localmacros should work, though.
cu andreas
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