Spamd won't listen to spamc

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at
Tue Jan 22 00:05:34 UTC 2013

On 01/21/2013 06:06 PM, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R wrote:
> This is the maillog entry I get when I try to pass an email to spamc.
> ]: spamd: unauthorized connection from [] at port 55566 at /usr/bin/spamd line 1271.
> Jan 21 02:03:51 omen spamd[25898]: prefork: child states: II

You should be sending these questions to the "users" list since F18 has been released.  You are more than likely to get a better response then posting here. 

However......  While I don't currently have sendmail configured and/or using procmail, I don't think my system has any problem....

root     26947     1  0 07:27 ?        00:00:02 /usr/bin/spamd --pidfile /var/run/ -d -c -m5 -H
root     26948 26947  0 07:27 ?        00:00:00 spamd child
root     26949 26947  0 07:27 ?        00:00:00 spamd child

netstat -nap returns

tcp        0      0 *               LISTEN      26947/ -d


spamc < test.eml   returns the message with the following headers added....

X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.3.2 (2011-06-06) on f18x
X-Spam-Status: No, score=-2.2 required=5.0 tests=DKIM_SIGNED,RCVD_IN_DNSWL_MED,
        SPF_PASS,T_DKIM_INVALID,T_RP_MATCHES_RCVD autolearn=unavailable version=3.3.2

additionally ....

[egreshko at f18x ~]$ telnet localhost 783
Trying ::1...
telnet: connect to address ::1: Connection refused
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
SPAMD/1.0 76 Bad header line: helo
Connection closed by foreign host.

Which is what I would expect...  With the following recorded in the maillog as expected....

Jan 22 00:02:26 f18x spamd[26948]: spamd: connection from localhost [] at port 47657
Jan 22 00:02:40 f18x spamd[26948]: spamd: bad protocol: header error: helo
Jan 22 00:02:40 f18x spamd[26947]: prefork: child states: II

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