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



On Mon, 2007-02-12 at 18:07 +0000, Alan wrote:
> 99.lots % of people only need internal email for daemons etc so a long
> time ago (Red Hat 5 or so I think) it was decided that since sendmail
> had such a godawful security history that it would be a lot safer if
> our mail daemon simply didn't listen to the outside world by default.
> 
> Since then a lot has happened - sendmail has a much better security
> behaviour on the whole, firewalling can cover the port instead, and
> GUI tools have appeared. 

Does anybody still have their original FC5 config file?  I'm sure I
didn't change mine, but I noticed that it had the accept unresolveable
domains option allowed.  That doesn't seem a sensible default option,
even if it only listened to 127.0.0.1, by default.  Someone might change
the listen address, without checking other settings.





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