I have a small private network which uses Postfix as the central MTA and
filters incoming mail with SA 3.2.4.

I do all my mail reading from a laptop, so after following the recent
discussion on using "spamc -L " as a convenient way to teach the Bayes
algorithm, I configured spamd to listen to both localhost and the
network by adding

"--allow-tell -A 127.0.0.1,192.168"

to the spamd options in /etc/sysconfig/spamassassin. This is getting
correctly picked up. I checked with "ps -ef| grep spamd". Messages input
with "spamc -RL spam attempts to use the external interface via
spamc -d hostname -RL spam
are just pausing for a few seconds and returning "0/0". This is the same
as I see if I use the name of another host that isn't running spamd.
Here's the relevant part of /var/log/maillog:

#
# Restarting spamd
#
spamd: server started on port 783/tcp (running version 3.2.4)
spamd: server pid: 4032
spamd: server successfully spawned child process, pid 4034
spamd: server successfully spawned child process, pid 4035
spamd[4032]: prefork: child states: II

#
# Trying to send a message to be checked on another machine,
# not running spamd or SA
#
spamc[4036]: connect to spamd on 192.168.7.3 failed, retrying (#1 of 3):
spamc[4036]: connect to spamd on 192.168.7.3 failed, retrying (#2 of 3):
spamc[4036]: connect to spamd on 192.168.7.3 failed, retrying (#3 of 3):
spamc[4036]: connection attempt to spamd aborted after 3 retries

#
# Now trying the same message on the host running spamd
#
spamc[4038]: connect to spamd on 192.168.7.2 failed, retrying (#1 of 3):
spamc[4038]: connect to spamd on 192.168.7.2 failed, retrying (#2 of 3):
spamc[4038]: connect to spamd on 192.168.7.2 failed, retrying (#3 of 3):
spamc[4038]: connection attempt to spamd aborted after 3 retries

#
# Now retrying the same message without the '-d host' option
#
spamd[4034]: spamd: connection from localhost.localdomain [127.0.0.1] at
spamd[4034]: spamd: setuid to root succeeded
spamd[4034]: spamd: still running as root: user not specified with -u,
spamd[4034]: spamd: checking message <01c88a12$18317d00$95c1bcbe@viosxl
spamd[4034]: spamd: clean message (4.4/6.0) for root:99 in 0.5 seconds,
spamd[4034]: spamd: result: . 4 - MG_LINK1,PLING_QUERY,RCVD_IN_PBL,RDNS

The lines got truncated by the terminal window width and I edited the
timestamp and hostname off to make the remaining relevant bits more
readable.

I also looked at spamd with lsof. spamd appears to be only listening on
l27.0.0.1 and ignoring the network. The full command line that starts
the daemon is:

/usr/bin/spamd -d -c -m5 -A 127.0.0.1,192.168 --allow-tell -H -r
/var/run/spamd.pid

I picked that up off the "ps -ef" display so it MUST be correct. I'm
running a fully patched, as of yesterday morning, copy of Fedora 8. SA
was installed from the RedHat rpm as part of a recent upgrade from
Fedora 7.

I've obviously missed something, so I'd appreciate help in spotting the
obvious mistake in configuring spamd.

Cheers,
Martin