Connection refused - connect(2) for “localhost” port 25 chef devops

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I am working on chef where I have a helper library with the following code

require 'net/smtp'
 module HandlerSendEmail
class Helper
def send_email_on_run_failure(node_name)
  message = "From: Chef <chef@chef.io>\n"
  message << "To: Grant <xyz@test.com>\n"
  message << "Subject: Chef run failed\n"
  message << "Date: #{Time.now.rfc2822}\n\n"
  message << "Chef run failed on #{node_name}\n"
  Net::SMTP.start('localhost', 25) do |smtp|
    smtp.send_message message, 'chef@chef.io', 'xyz@test.com'
  end
end

But when I run the recipe I get

Chef Client failed. 0 resources updated in 02 seconds
[2017-10-30T05:19:38+00:00] ERROR: Connection refused - connect(2) for "localhost" port 25
[2017-10-30T05:19:38+00:00] ERROR: Connection refused - connect(2) for "localhost" port 25

what do I do?

Jul 25, 2018 in Other DevOps Questions by Hannah
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With the information that you’ve provided it looks like you don’t have an actual SMTP server on your localhost. You would need an actual SMTP server connection on the localhost.
answered Jul 25, 2018 by Kalgi
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