[pskmail] Re: Client and server problems!

  • From: Steve <stevez@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 12:47:46 +1100

Hello John,
I've been testing on 10.147 (+1000Hz), PSK125. My server is listening on that right now. I'm VERY happy to listen to advice on what freq I should be using to avoid interference with others though. I know that your server scans near this frequency, and I know 300bd APRS is close as well.

Please have a go at connecting. I'm just outside of Canberra so maybe we need a day with high MUF for NVIS.. I'm going to be testing from a location around 40km away tomorrow, so I may change frequency down to 80 meters for 24 hours starting tomorrow morning.


John Douyere wrote:
Great progress Steve. I noticed the gating messages on my server indicating that you were connecting to yours.

If you want I can try connecting to your server for tests as I am back in VK now. Just give me the frequency (frequencies if scanning).

73s, John (VK2ETA)

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 8:09 AM, Steve <stevez@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:stevez@xxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    Server problem found and fixed!

    After much discussion with Per and Rein, Per suggested to me that
    maybe my ISP's SMTP server required a HELO - even though it
    doesn't require authentication. Apparently this is unusual.
    Some quick testing showed that this was indeed the case. A minor
    change to the server code to always include a HELO message was
    suggested to me, and this fixed the problem.
    Per and Rein mentioned that they will incorporate this into future
    server code.

    For me, this was a bit of an obscure fault and to have it fixed
    within a couple of hours of my original message to this group was


    Steve (VK2ZSZ)

    Steve wrote:

        Hello all,

        I'm making some progress on getting VK2ZSZ-1 server up, but am
        having some problems.

        First, a quick note about the client.
        When it starts up, it would not talk to FLdigi. As soon as the
        client started, it asked FLDigi to transmit MULTIPSK-OFF
        (which it did transmit).
        After that, the client and FLdigi would no longer talk. I
        fixed this by commenting out the line "print $socket
        $pskmailon;" in psk_arq.pl .
        Has anyone else seen this?
        Latest PSKMail client. FLdigi 3.10 (via Fedora 10 repositories
        - also tried pre-compiled binaries from the author's web pake).

        Now for my server problems. Everything is working (web, POP3,
        APRS) - except sending emails.
        It isn't talking SMTP to my local ISP's sendmail server properly.
        I can send emails OK by telnetting into the SMTP server (port
        25) and manually forming an email. It doesn't need authentication.
        Could the problem only be that my mail looks like it is coming
        from "localhost.localdomain"?
        Any idieas? I'm almost there (and still excited about PSKMail!)

        Thanks all,
        Steve (VK2ZSZ)

        Here are some snippets from the log :-

        17:35 UTC Mar-12-2009: Receiving mail
        To: kl@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:kl@xxxxxxxxxx>
        Subject: Test
        Net::SMTP>>> Net::SMTP(2.31)
        Net::SMTP>>>   Net::Cmd(2.29)
        Net::SMTP>>>     Exporter(5.62)
        Net::SMTP>>>   IO::Socket::INET(1.31)
        Net::SMTP>>>     IO::Socket(1.30_01)
        Net::SMTP>>>       IO::Handle(1.27)
        17:35 UTC Mar-12-2009:  0!s!""C06B 17:35 UTC Mar-12-2009:
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 220 mail.tpg.com.au
        <http://mail.tpg.com.au> ESMTP (mail5) Sendmail ready.
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> EHLO localhost.localdomain
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 250-mail5.tpgi.com.au
        <http://250-mail5.tpgi.com.au> Hello 61-242-105-47.tpgi.com.au
        <http://61-242-105-47.tpgi.com.au> [], pleased to
        meet you
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 250-PIPELINING
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 250-8BITMIME
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 250-SIZE 28521268
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 250-DSN
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 250-AUTH LOGIN PLAIN
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 250-STARTTLS
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 250-DELIVERBY
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 250 HELP
        17:35 UTC Mar-12-2009: Connection open...
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> MAIL FROM:<sremote@xxxxxxxxxx
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 550 5.7.1 <sremote@xxxxxxxxxx
        <mailto:sremote@xxxxxxxxxx>>... HELO localhost.localdomain
        from RFC 2606 reserved domains blocked
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> RCPT TO:<kl@xxxxxxxxxx
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 503 5.0.0 Need MAIL before RCPT
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> DATA
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 503 5.0.0 Need MAIL command
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> To: kl@xxxxxxxxxx
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> From: sremote@xxxxxxxxxx
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 04:35:24 CST
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> Reply-To: sremote@xxxxxxxxxx
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> Subject: Test
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> Comments: Via PskMail.
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> PSKmail message from
        sremote@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:sremote@xxxxxxxxxx>
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> Test
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> .
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 500 5.5.1 Command unrecognized:
        "To: kl@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:kl@xxxxxxxxxx>"
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)>>> QUIT
        Net::SMTP=GLOB(0xa6861a4)<<< 500 5.5.1 Command unrecognized:
        "From: sremote@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:sremote@xxxxxxxxxx>"

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