securing relay...

Mike Kercher mike at CAMAROSS.NET
Mon Oct 3 23:30:32 IST 2005

MailScanner mailing list <> scribbled on Monday, October 03, 2005 4:53 PM:

> Hey guys,
> Im not sure if this has to do with MailScanner or not,
> because its just totally beyond me, maybe you can shed some
> light or point me in the right direction. The setup is
> MailScanner pushes to exchange via Mailertable/sendmail.
> Access only has in it. When I telnet to the MS
> box relay-denied(good) when trying to send other than
> as far as i can tell, But when monitoring
> packets I see spam originating or relaying from my MS server
> to the net. It's getting me blacklisted. What kind of command
> lets people relay? thats the one thing i can't verify when
> looking through the packets. I would like the MSbox only to
> relay to my exchange server and nowhere else. The only thing
> i can think or is to put a firewall on the MS box to only
> allow outgoing to my exchange box. What would be the
> forseeable results of that? is there a better way?
> -JD

/etc/mail/access should not have in it. should be in /etc/mail/relay-domains

I suspect that someone is using your sendmail box to send out spam from
user at  Since you have in your access file, you are
allowing them to relay.  What does your maillog show?


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