securing relay...

Dhawal Doshy dhawal at NETMAGICSOLUTIONS.COM
Tue Oct 4 09:16:44 IST 2005

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> 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

Check the results of 'telnet' from a shell on 
your mail server..

Fix the problem for whatever is allowed to relay. Also read this once 
again if you haven't already, theres always something that you could 
have missed out on :)

- dhawal

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