kwat at mnw
Feb 14, 2012, 4:34 PM
----- Original Message -----
Re: How to: qmail-smtpd for roaming users.
[In reply to]
From: "Jeff Schmidt" <jschmidt [at] linuxi86>
To: "Kent Watkins" <kwat [at] mnw>
Cc: <qmail [at] list>
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: How to: qmail-smtpd for roaming users.
> On Sat, 2012-02-11 at 11:50 -0600, Kent Watkins wrote:
>> I was wanting to do this on my qmail server but I was wondering if the
>> spambots hit port 587 like they do on port 25?
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Joshua Megerman" <qmail [at] honorablemenschen>
>> To: <qmail [at] list>
>> Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 9:27 AM
>> Subject: Re: How to: qmail-smtpd for roaming users.
>> >> On Feb 10, 2012, at 6:13 AM, FC Mario Patty wrote:
>> >>> Guys, I think I've made it. I installed the second qmail-delivery and
>> >>> qmail-smtpd to another directory than the first one (/var/qmail2
>> >>> instead
>> >>> of
>> >>> /var/qmail). Something I did to achieve that are:
>> >> That was more work than you needed to do. There was no need for a
>> >> second
>> >> installation of qmail-delivery. All you needed was two qmail-smtpd
>> >> processes. Assuming you're using qmail-smptd through tcpserver, all
>> >> you
>> >> needed to do was start another tcpserver task listening to port 587,
>> >> and
>> >> using a different set of tcprules.
>> > I don't know who would be responsible for doing this, but at this point
>> > I
>> > think the LWQ setup instructions should probably include doing this by
>> > default. I can't say that I've done this for every qmail setup I've
>> > ever
>> > done, because I've done some that are purely MTA relay hosts, but I
>> > always
>> > set up a second instance of qmail-smtpd on the submission port for
>> > servers
>> > with client interaction, and it's become a de-facto standard anyway.
>> > Just my $0.02, but since it's so common and there's the potential for
>> > confusion (like what the OP did), maybe we can head some of it off by
>> > just
>> > adding this to the default docs?
>> > Josh
>> > Joshua Megerman
>> > SJGames MIB #5273 - OGRE AI Testing Division
>> > You can't win; You can't break even; You can't even quit the game.
>> > - Layman's translation of the Laws of Thermodynamics
>> > qmail [at] honorablemenschen
> top-posting? really? :^)
> it shouldn't matter if they do (I've not seen much illegitimate traffic
> to 587), but the idea is to force authentication on 587...
Forgive the top posting. It won't happen again. I've now got 2 instances up
and running and I'll watch my stats and see what the spam level looks like
with relaying denied on port 25.. Thanks for feedback.. Kent