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Re: Help with new install

From: James Lay <jlay_at_nospam>
Date: Sun Jan 30 2011 - 15:24:28 GMT
To: Spamassassin <>

On 1/29/11 5:15 PM, "Mark Martinec" <> wrote:

>On Saturday January 29 2011 15:51:25 James Lay wrote:
>> Just did a new install and I'm seeing the below when spamassassin is
>> checking an email:
>> Jan 29 07:47:42 gateway spamd[15540]: dns: sendto() failed: Connection
>> refused at
>> /usr/lib64/perl5/site_perl/5.10.1/Mail/SpamAssassin/ line
>> 411, <GEN408> line 158.
>> DNS is working fine on the machine, resolve.conf is set with the right
>> information as well. Any hints on to why this is happening? Thanks
>The Net::DNS is looking only at the first 'nameserver' entry in your
>/etc/resolv.conf. Perhaps you have more than one DNS server listed
>and the first one is not alive. Test it with 'host' or 'dig' by
>explicitly specifying its IP address to the command.
> Mark

Thanks Mark...checked settings and sure enough that was the issue...dig
did work though which was weird. Working great now after a restart.
Thanks again.