Re: MTA for firewalls, etc. ?
"Christian" == Christian Schwarz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> A lot of packages (e.g., cron) require a mail-transport-agent to be
> installed. For security and other reasons, I'd like to have a very
> simple MTA which will deliver all mails locally (i.e., directly to
> /var/spool/mail) without any `.forwards' files, etc. The MTA should
> not accept connections from outside and should never send any mails
> to other hosts.
> One could probably tune sendmail/smail to do this, but I'd
> appreciate having some _very_ simply MTA (since forgetting to turn
> off a feature would result in a security leak). Does someone know a
> program/package which does this job?
Huh. I'm not sure if it meets you particular needs, but you should
check out smap and smapd from the firewall toolkit (cf debian fwtk
I remember something about some other packages, bstmpd I think, but I
don't remember where that's from and I can't seem to find any relevant
What you're asking for seems a little strange and will probably not be
available out of the box. How are users checking their mail if it's
sitting in a spool dir on the firewall?
.....A. P. Harris...apharris@onShore.com...<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>
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