cppop - Thunderbird not able to connect

Norman

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Hello everone...

Not sure if this is the right place or not.. but here is teh question.

Last night, I started getting a message:
"Thunderbird was unable to connect, the host refused connection"

Now, I tried to telnet into port 110, and alas I can not get to the port, however from a different machine I can just fine.

I thought maybe I got locked out in APF, so I cleared the firewall rules (for testing) and tried again.. no go..

I know there is another file somewhere that might be blocking this connection.

has anyone heard of this or had th is problem before?

Thanks
Dave
 

chirpy

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Well, if you cannot connect to port 110 from the PC, then the problem is not with Thunderbird, but is either on a the PC's firewall if you have one, or your servers. Especially, if you can connect OK from a different PC.

Did you try stopping iptables completely?

service iptables stop

then make sure that there're only the standard 3*2 lines in:

iptables -L -n
 

Norman

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Yeah I turned off IP Tables..

But how could it change over night.. I don't use XP Firewall.. and it was working on night, but not in the am..

I'll have to check Norton to see what it's reporting..

I was thinking my IP for my home computer got thrown in a os file somewhere that was denying my connection.. I'll look through those too..

Thanks for the heads up Chirpy
 

Norman

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OKay .. I've checked.. no personal firewall .. no windows firewall setup..

So I'm not too sure why the server is refusing me connection..

Got any other ideas anyone? :|

Thanks
 

Norman

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Yeah I actually uninstalled it last night.. getting ready for an upgrade.. so I've uninstalled a bunch of stuff.. so it shoul,dn't be active
 
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