Steve Douglas steve.douglas at SBIINCORPORATED.COM
Tue Jun 17 17:12:53 IST 2003

Hi Steve.  I did your suggestions below and I still have no luck.  Thanks
for the information.  Doesn't mailscanner require the SMTP port to be open.
I have attempted numerous scans and port 25 is not available.  Thanks.



-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Freegard [mailto:steve.freegard at LBSLTD.CO.UK]
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 3:40 AM
Subject: Re: Port

Hi Steve,

I'm also using RH9, but using Sophos SAVI and Clam instead of McAfee.

I recall from Julian's notes that for McAfee you need to stop MailScanner
with 'service MailScanner stop' and add 'export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5' into
the top of  '/etc/rc.d/init.d/MailScanner' for McAfee to work correctly.

On the sendmail side, you'll also need to edit '/etc/mail/sendmail.mc'
change the DAEMON_OPTIONS line to read 'DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,
Name=MTA')dnl' as by default RH9 has 'Addr=' in this to only allow
connections to the mta from localhost (which isn't much good for a mail
hub!).  Once you've fixed this line run: 'make -C /etc/mail', then 'service
MailScanner start'.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards,



Steve Freegard

Systems Manager

Littlehamptob Book Services Ltd.


From: Steve Douglas [mailto:steve.douglas at SBIINCORPORATED.COM]
Sent: 17 June 2003 08:02

Due to a total failure and McAfee blowing up last week I rebuilt my gateway
again over the weekend.  I have RedHat v9, installed all the perl modules
recommended by the MailScanner Quick Install notes, and installed the "rpm"
of MailScanner.  I have completely turned the IP tables off.  When ever I
audit the gateway, I show the correct ports open for other services.
However, I am unable to show port 25 for nothing.  My mailsend is configured
with forwarding to my private email server under applicable domain names.

Am I missing something?  I have done everything by the book, but am missing
something here.  If I perform a netstat -top and nothing shows up in the way
of MailScanner nor sendmail.  Something is deadly wrong.  .

When I issue the "check_mailscanner (with debug activated) I receive the

Starting MailScanner...

In Debugging mode,  not forking...

Any advice is appreciated.  Thanks

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