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[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:
Hi, Ed, 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: telnet type: EHLO your-client-url and return and wait to see if amongst the return messages you see: S: 250-AUTH=LOGIN 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 MBS_BASIC encoding). Hope this helps instead of confuses. --Scott Jones