smtplib problem with newly rebuilt Debian/lenny system
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Fri Mar 27 19:29:11 CET 2009
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In article <d37a66e9-55c2-437c-b613-009a62f71eb7 at d2g2000pra.googlegroups.com>,
cassiope <fpm at u.washington.edu> wrote:
>In attempting to diagnose the cause, I tried directly executing the
>lines inside the python2.5 interpreter:
> import smtplib
> s= smtplib.SMTP('localhost')
>but the second line causes a traceback:
> File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
> File "/usr/lib/python2.5/smtplib.py", line 244, in __init__
> (code, msg) = self.connect(host, port)
> File "/usr/lib/python2.5/smtplib.py", line 310, in connect
> raise socket.error, msg
> socket.error: (97, 'Address family not supported by protocol')
>This is with exim4 and python2.5 on a newly installed lenny system.
>No error messages appear in /var/log or /var/log/exim4 directories.
What happens if you
telnet localhost 25
This looks like a network setup issue.
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