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Offline aVa

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understand Mail Scanner
« on: April 29, 2004, 09:31:33 AM »
I just switched from NAV to Avast home edition.

I'm using a home network for 3 machines. On the main, i installed proxy+ where i mapped the port 110 in 44110 and the port 25 in 4425.

The mail control worked fine with nav, i did not change anything to the custom install for incoming and outgoing mails.

My mailer is Pegasus Mail, (server host name: 192.168.0.1, user name firstname.name#pop.isp.fr, server TCP/IP port: 44110)

every thing worked and works good until i try to change my asast.ini file.

Here are the changes i made:

[MailScanner]
Trust=192.168.0.1/255
PopListen=:44111
SmtpListen=:44251
DefaultPopServer=192.168.0.1:44110
DefaultSmtpServer=192.168.0.1:4425
 
and in my mailer: server TCP/IP port: 44111

but it won't work. I tried many different ways but i can't manage it

could somebody give me a solution
Thanks

(i don't use Proxy+ mail server, i just map the pop3 and smpt ports)

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Re:understand Mail Scanner
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2004, 11:53:16 AM »
Ava,

Trying making the following changes:

[MailScanner]
Trust=192.168.0.1
PopListen=192.168.0.1:44111
SmtpListen=192.168.0.1:44251
DefaultPopServer=192.168.0.1:44110
DefaultSmtpServer=192.168.0.1:4425

Using Trust=192.168.0.0/24 would allow the other 2 workstations to access also

This assumes that the IP on the PC is a fixed IP 192.168.0.1 (not DHCP)

If your PC gets an IP by DHCP you need to replace the 192.168.0.1 in the PopListen and Trust entries with the IP of your PC.  This can be problematic since that IP may change.  In that case can you assign the PC a fixed IP?  or else use 127.0.0.1 as the IP in your incoming pop server in Pegasus and use the following in the avast4.ini file

[MailScanner]
Trust=127.0.0.1
PopListen=127.0.0.1:44111
SmtpListen=127.0.0.1:44251
DefaultPopServer=192.168.0.1:44110
DefaultSmtpServer=192.168.0.1:4425

Sean D
« Last Edit: April 29, 2004, 12:03:58 PM by seand »

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Re:understand Mail Scanner
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2004, 12:24:36 PM »
it won't work either !

it works fine if i cut the lines:
Trust=127.0.0.1
PopListen=127.0.0.1:44111
SmtpListen=127.0.0.1:44251
DefaultPopServer=192.168.0.1:44110
DefaultSmtpServer=192.168.0.1:4425
or
Trust=192.168.0.1
PopListen=192.168.0.1:44111
SmtpListen=192.168.0.1:44251
DefaultPopServer=192.168.0.1:44110
DefaultSmtpServer=192.168.0.1:4425

my pc with the proxy+ has fixe ip 192.168.0.1
other machines have variable addresses between 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.0.254 with DHCP

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Re:understand Mail Scanner
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2004, 12:38:08 PM »
Ava,

Not sure what you mean by "works fine"  If by that you mean pegasus can collect mail using port 44111 as the pop server port without the avast4.ini lines then something else is listening on port 44111.  Is it possible you have accidentaly inserted two [Mailscanner] sections in the avast4.ini file?

Try "terminating" the Internet Mail provider in the Avast resident shield and verify the Internet Mail provider is stopped.  If you can collect mail then those ports are being used by another proxy.

Sean D

« Last Edit: April 29, 2004, 01:35:18 PM by seand »