[REBOL] Re: Email woes on IBM/AIX Risc 6000
From: gscottjones::mchsi::com at: 1-Aug-2002 17:16
From: "Dana, Ed"
> Last week, I had set REBOL up on an IBM/AIX Risc 6000. Everything seems to
> work fine, but email. I can read http addresses no problem, but when I
> an email, it times out.
> My user.r file appears to be set correctly, and we can send email from the
> box using other means, so I'm not sure what's going wrong here. Anyone got
> suggestions as to where I can start looking for this problem?
<rest of email:
It is not obvious from what you wrote about. Additionally, the smtp server
is not accessible from the Internet (or is not currently up) so I can't log
on with telnet to confirm what I think may be happening. My guess (judging
from info in your email header) is that the smtp server may be an
authenticating server (meaning it requires sign-on sequence management
before it allows email to be sent). If so, not all implementations may be
currently supported in pure (unhacked) REBOL. Second, if the user name
sequence has an @ sign, the standard REBOL net url parser will not properly
parse the user name portion.
If the email server requires "authentication" and your user name has an @,
let me know and I can dig up the patch. If you don't know if it is
authenticating, try a telnet session, something like:
and return and wait to see if amongst the return messages you see:
If you do not have an @ in the user portion, copy the feedout of the telnet
session, and it may be easy to show a hack that will work (based on a hack I
did last year for an Exchange server that required authentication using
Hope this helps instead of confuses.