[CentOS] Sendmail

Sam Drinkard sam at wa4phy.net
Sun Nov 6 19:58:12 UTC 2005


On Sun, 2005-11-06 at 12:23 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:

> On Sun, 2005-11-06 at 11:35, Sam Drinkard wrote:
> 
> > I still stand by my thinking that there should be some mention of how
> > to enable sendmail to accept network connections in the docs without
> > swimming thru all the various pages of setup and sysadmin, but that is
> > strictly *my* opinion.  I know better now :-)
> 
> You really shouldn't enable sendmail on the internet until
> you understand the options well enough to keep it from
> being an open relay.  And if you have windows boxes as
> mail clients you should hook up some kind of virus
> protection for them (mimedefang and clamav work nicely).
> 

I've been administering sendmail and Unix boxen since about 1990, and
since switching to Linux, I admit, I've learned a thing or 3, but
sendmail is not *normally* (in configurations I've used) set to accept
open relaying, and I for one hate that anyone would permit it.

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