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spamc: connect to spamd on 127.0.0.1 failed, retrying : Connection refused

Posted on 2015-02-18
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On Linux host, getting message:
spamc[19723]: connect to spamd on 127.0.0.1 failed, retrying (#3 of 3): Connection refused

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Been running this for a couple of weeks with no problem. Could it be a network issue?
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by:Mazdajai
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This means spamd is not running or listening on localhost. (127.0.0.1 is loopback address.) Verify firewall is NOT running (temporary) and the service is running.

Can you post pamc.conf and maillog?
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by:jmarkfoley
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I've got the firewall turned off at the moment, and all is running OK. I'll try turning the firewall back on tomorrow (when I'm in front of the console) and see if that makes a difference. Didn't think about the firewall causing a problem.

Don't have a pamc.conf
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Great. It sounds like firewall is blocking the port.

If you can post the firewall rule we can determine if it is the case.
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by:jmarkfoley
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I haven't seen this again since posting, but I also have only run the firewall briefly for testing. It may very well be a firewall issue. I'll first get that sorted out and if I still have this problem I'll repost.

Thanks
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by:Mazdajai
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Make sure you shut it on start up or it will stop working again on reboot!

Of course the best to setup the correct rules if you have intention of running firewall.
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