Author Topic: eBox 1.5: Smarthost not updating.  (Read 1933 times)

carlswart

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eBox 1.5: Smarthost not updating.
« on: August 16, 2010, 02:25:12 pm »
I'm running eBox 1.5 on the following platform:
Linux office 2.6.32-21-generic-pae #32-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 16 09:39:35 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

I have the following eBox modules enabled:
ii  ebox                                 1.5.11-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1             eBox - Core
ii  ebox-antivirus                       1.5.1-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - Antivirus
ii  ebox-asterisk                        1.5.3-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - VoIP
ii  ebox-ca                              1.5.3-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - Certification Authority
ii  ebox-communication                   1.5-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1                eBox - Communications Suite
ii  ebox-dhcp                            1.5.3-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - DHCP Service
ii  ebox-dns                             1.5.1-1ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - DNS Service
ii  ebox-ebackup                         1.5.2-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - Backup
ii  ebox-egroupware                      1.5.1-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - Groupware
ii  ebox-firewall                        1.5.4-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - Firewall
ii  ebox-ftp                             1.5.1-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - FTP
ii  ebox-gateway                         1.5-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1                eBox - Gateway Suite
ii  ebox-ids                             1.5.1-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - Intrusion Detection System
ii  ebox-infrastructure                  1.5-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1                eBox - Network Infrastructure Suite
ii  ebox-jabber                          1.5.3-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - Jabber (Instant Messaging)
ii  ebox-l7-protocols                    1.5.1-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - Application Protocols
ii  ebox-mail                            1.5.2-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - Mail Service
ii  ebox-mailfilter                      1.5.2-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - Mail Filter
ii  ebox-monitor                         1.5.4-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - Monitor
ii  ebox-network                         1.5.5-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - Network Configuration
ii  ebox-ntp                             1.5.1-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - NTP Service
ii  ebox-objects                         1.5.1-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - Network Objects
ii  ebox-office                          1.5-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1                eBox - Office Suite
ii  ebox-openvpn                         1.5.3-1ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - VPN Service
ii  ebox-printers                        1.5-0ubuntu1                            eBox - Printer Sharing
ii  ebox-radius                          1.5.2-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - RADIUS
ii  ebox-remoteservices                  1.5.5-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - Control Center Client
ii  ebox-samba                           1.5.6-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - File Sharing
ii  ebox-security                        1.5-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1                eBox - UTM Suite
ii  ebox-services                        1.5.3-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - Network Services
ii  ebox-software                        1.5.3-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - Software Management
ii  ebox-squid                           1.5.9-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - HTTP Proxy (Cache and Content Filter)
ii  ebox-trafficshaping                  1.5.2-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - Traffic Shaping
ii  ebox-usersandgroups                  1.5.6-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - Users and Groups
ii  ebox-webmail                         1.5.1-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - Web Mail Service
ii  ebox-webserver                       1.5.4-0ubuntu1~ppa1~lucid1              eBox - Web Server

Problem:
If I go to Mail ->General and I change the "Smarthost to send mail:" option, to a different SMTP server, the option is not applied.

The /etc/postfix/main.cf keeps the old setting after a save.

If I then revisit the Mail -> General menu in eBox, the old setting is still in the field.

Could this be something with my setup?

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Re: eBox 1.5: Smarthost not updating.
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2010, 12:31:03 pm »
I'm having similar problems with the latest version of ebox-mail.  I can't get mail server or virtual domain settings to stick.  You're not alone, let's hope they fix it soon.

I does irritate me somewhat that responses on how to workaround such problems aren't forthcoming.

I built a new server based on 10.04 a month or so back and settled on EBox. 
I didn't do my homework found out too late that it was beta and have spent (wasted) hours trying to work around bugs.

I'm still not sure where EBox keeps it's master settings, whether in file or database form.  The /var/lib/ebox tree doesn't seem to be that place - i.e I manually change settings the GUI fails on but it doesn't pickup the manual change, but instead writes over the top of it.

I know it's a beta & I know its my fault for using it too soon.  :-[


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Re: eBox 1.5: Smarthost not updating.
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2010, 12:42:54 pm »
The setting are stored in the redis db server.

I have written a script to update values in the redis db, if the frontend updates fail.

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Re: eBox 1.5: Smarthost not updating.
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2010, 10:01:57 pm »
The script would be great, could you email it to me? g.woollett@irl.cri.nz.

If the settings are indeed in a database it's a shame that EBox have decided to adopt a "Windows " aka "registry" type system for storing settings, it's one of my pet hates about windows.

One of UNIX's greatest strengths has been that when things go wrong you can open up a text editor go through the configuration file, fix it and not have it overwritten.  IMHO EBox would do better to keep to this model rather then the registry route.

Don't get me wrong, the concept behind EBox is great, but what I don't like is trying to fix a problem with both hands tied behind my back.

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Re: eBox 1.5: Smarthost not updating.
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 11:12:07 pm »
Hi there,

Could you test them with the latest packages? We have fixed a problem related to mail virtual domains in ebox 1.5.13.

Best regards and thanks very much for your feedback!
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Re: eBox 1.5: Smarthost not updating.
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2010, 11:43:05 pm »
The problem is back in 2.0.  Any advice?

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Re: eBox 1.5: Smarthost not updating.
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2010, 09:42:53 pm »
My mistake, wrong change button!