Mailscanner Newbie Questions
jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Oct 9 11:14:58 IST 2001
At 01:50 09/10/2001, you wrote:
> My understanding is that mailscanner goes ahead and starts up 2
>sendmail processes as evidenced by the /etc/rc.d/init.d/mailscanner
>/usr/sbin/sendmail -bd -ODeliveryMode=queueonly \
>I assume the first one is for the incoming mail-queue, and that the second
>one is for the outgoing mail-queue.
>I am running a standard RedHat 7.1 sendmail.cf file, w/ the addition of
But you just told me you overwrote your sendmail.cf file with one supplied
with MailScanner! What sendmail.cf *are* you running with?
> By default, this should disable open-relaying. However, when
>I connect to this system, I can relay. If I gank the sendmail.cf from my
>working mail-server which REJECTS relays unless added into the
>/etc/mail/access file, it STILL allows relay from anywhere on the
Define what you mean by "anywhere on the mailscanner system".
>It has been a while since I have worked with Sendmail, but does the fact
>that you are specifying options on the command line override what is set
>in the /etc/sendmail.cf file?
Yes. It overrides the options supplied, i.e. just the queue directory and
the delivery mode. It has no effect on sendmail's relaying controls, that's
a sendmail problem, nothing to do with MailScanner.
Julian Field Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817 University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ
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