Sendmail problems

Sean Embry sean at NISD.NET
Thu Nov 21 20:35:46 GMT 2002

It's a reaction to the Korean school open relay debatical if I had to

It's thought that if you know enough to change the file,
you'll be cluefull enough to get sendmail running without being an open

Overall, I'm pretty happy RH chose to ship the base distro so that
folks that are not paying attention won't have the possibility to act
as an open relay.


>>> chicks at CHICKS.NET 11/21/02 12:35PM >>>
On Thu, 21 Nov 2002, James Pifer wrote:
> I've tried commenting it out:
> dnl DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=, Name=MTA')
> And I've tried using the real ip address in the line
> DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=, Name=MTA')

You've got to get rid of the "Addr=xxxx, " part totally.  I'm guessing
you're on Red Hat since they've been doing that garbage for a while.
forget to do that occasionally when I'm setting up a totally new box.
(Hay Red hat - If I don't want people connecting to my SMTP server I
open up that port in iptables.  Grrr.)  At least RH8 supports iptables


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