internal ip address
Hugo van der Kooij
hvdkooij at vanderkooij.org
Wed Feb 6 18:37:46 GMT 2008
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Denis Beauchemin wrote:
| alexbo at myself.com a écrit :
|> Hi there,
|> my Linux server has MailScanner v4.65.3 with postfix v2.1.5
|> When, for example, I send a message from a pc whose internal ip
|> address is 10.0.0.175 taking a look in the headers of outgoing mail
|> I've seen the last header just before Message-ID to appear like that
|> Received: from [10.0.0.175] (pc1 [10.0.0.175])
|> by smtp.vvv.net (Postfix) with ESMTP id 6EBF7A75C7
|> for <aaa at mail.com>; Tue, 5 Feb 2008 14:16:09 +0100 (CET)
|> Why the ip address of the sender is shown (twice) in square brackets ?
|> My task is avoiding the outer world to know the internal ip of the
| The IP addresses you use are non-routable. That means nobody can access
| your computers from the internet because no router will allow them. So
| don't worry about the whole world knowing about your internal IP
Those were my thoughts exactly.
However a lot of auditors will make remarks on this in their report and
note it as information disclosures. Some of them might actually mark
them as critical issues that MUST be resolved.
Ain't this a funny world?
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>>A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
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