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help sendmail stopped working

tsingy
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Recently we had to run fcsk on one of your drives and now sendmail does not seem to want to run.

When i try to telnet to port 25 it says connection refused, when I try and get the status this is what I get:

students.canadorec.on.ca: [~/sendmail-8.9.3] {36} /etc/rc.d/init.d/sendmail status
sendmail dead but subsys locked

any ideas how to fix it or where to look, is there a log file somewhere?
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Just do it:
#rm /var/lock/subsys/sendmail
#rm /var/run/sendmail.pid
#/etc/rc.d/init.d/sendmail restart

Hope this help.
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Commented:
Why don't you just try runing sendmail from the command line and see what it complains about (and tell me what it says). Try "/usr/lib/sendmail -bd -q1h". Also you want to check the syslog messages in /var/log/messages for errors.
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This could be due to file corruption:-

1. put ps aux to see the staus of the process(telnetd) SW S- Sleeping and W- swapped out
2. if telnetd daemon is not there just check mingetty are running
3.then try to restart the telnetd process
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