[buug] Learning to cut and paste
wfhoney at pacbell.net
Wed Sep 18 16:32:24 PDT 2002
I believe packet filtering is working as it should. Lots of packets are
filtered out as they try to reach port 25 from the outside world.
Alex M wrote:
> Is it a typo there? sendmain?
> What packet filtering software are you using? Perhaps the rule is
> incorrectly set up.
> Another reason for such behavior might be that it is one of the users on the
> local machine trying to send mail outside.
> Alex M.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Honeycutt" <wfhoney at pacbell.net>
> To: <buug at weak.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 4:14 PM
> Subject: [buug] Learning to cut and paste
> > NOTE: Sorry, I should have proof read this before sending. What I meant
> > to say was:
> > Before the catcalls start, let me say that I know that I shouldn't have
> > sendmail running...that I should be using one of the many perfectly good
> > substitutes.
> > But in truth, I have it running on one machine. I filter packets so
> > that only
> > localhost can connect, all others packets are rejected. Imagine my
> > surprise to see the following in my process status output:
> > ps ax
> > ... stuff deleted...
> > 2896 ? S 0:00 sendmain: ./g8G7DAJ26233 gateway4.worldnet.att.net:
> > Yikes!! All packets from both the localnet and DMZ are disallowed, so
> > the question becomes, "has someone found an innovative way to use my
> > sendmail daemon?"
> > Thanks in advance!
> > Bill
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