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RE: CYGWIN + APCHE + Net::SMTP
- From: "Prakash Khemani" <khemani at netscaler dot com>
- To: "Prakash Khemani" <khemani at netscaler dot com>, <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 16:04:23 -0700
- Subject: RE: CYGWIN + APCHE + Net::SMTP
A similar problem occurs when I use /usr/sbin/ssmtp instead of Perl's
I am able to send mail using /usr/sbin/ssmtp from the cygin shell cmd
But when ssmtp is invoked from a perl script inside Apache2's CGI
environment (sunning on Windows XP and cygwin) - I get the following
ssmtp: Cannot open mail.eng.netscaler.com:25
So, I guess the question is why am I not able to open socket connections
in a process that is spawned by Apache (running in the Cygwin
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
> Of Prakash Khemani
> Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 3:30 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: CYGWIN + APCHE + Net::SMTP
> Mail.pl works fine in the sysbash shell.
> Prakash Khemani wrote:
> > I have a simple perl mail program mail.pl (pasted at the end of this
> > mail). In the cygwin environment it is able to send mail out when I
> > it from the command line.
> > I also have apache2 running in my cygwin environment. When I run
> > as a CGI script it is not able to connect to the the smtp server.
> > Socket connection is failing (as I noticed after putting some error
> > prints in SMTP.pm).
> > The apache server is running as SYSTEM user. In the command line I
> > it with user Khemani's permissions.
> I've seen this before and IIRC it was due to some kind of account
> restrictions imposed on the SYSTEM account in later versions of
> windows. Get a command prompt as the SYSTEM account and try running
> script from it -- if it fails that will rule out the whole Apache side
> of things. To do this google these archives for "sysbash" or just use
> the "now /interactive" command by hand.
> If this is the case then you will probably have to either grant SYSTEM
> those revoked privileges or run Apache as one of the other system
> accounts, such as "NETWORK SERVICE" (which is new in XP and later.)
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