Trouble retrieving mail from remote host

I couldn’t retrieve mail (with fetchmail) to exim. The two errors were:

1) Upon telnet localhost 25:
451Temporarily unavailable - please try again later
(As always, I forgot to save the exact messagei.)

This is what appeared in /var/log/exim/mainlog:

2008-12-22 17:57:17 temporarily refused connection from [] (tcp wrappers errno=10)

2) When trying fetchmail -v, the connection to the server was made, but then message couldn’t be delivered to localhost:

fetchmail: SMTP connection to localhost failed (or something like that)

I tried everything, and later found out my hosts.allow was empty!

Put this in:


Read man, modify.


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