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Re: How to SMTP (Email) Server Fedora 6?



Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:

It should almost work out of the box.  Fedora ships an intentionally
broken sendmail configuration that won't accept mail from anything but
the local box.  To fix it you should:
yum install sendmail-cf
Then edit /etc/mail/sendmail.mc and remove the Addr=127.0.0.1
restriction from the DAEMON_OPTIONS line and restart sendmail.

I don't know that I would call it "intentionally broken".

It is useless for any reasonable use of email - unless you only enjoy talking to yourself. And it is particularly bizarre that this brokenness must be fixed by manually editing an obscure file while lots of other easy and less useful operations have GUI wrappers to do the grunge work. Someone doesn't want your mail to work. Or they want to make sendmail look difficult to configure.

It is
severely restricted, but if you are going to run a mail server
accessible to the outside world, you are going to have to make some
changes anyway, unless you want to end up with an open relay.

No, the access file controls the ability to relay and the default file supplied prohibits it. It is not necessary to break normal network access for that.

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  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com


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