Re: eximconfig: Option 4, Local delivery only
On Fri 31 Mar 2000, Jose Marin wrote:
> I was wondering if eximconfig is doing the right thing for this option. I
> have machines which are connected on a network, and I want to have a MTA
> but only for the benefit of apps like cron or debconf which need to send
> local mail.
> I expected that Option 4 of eximconfig (Local delivery only) would block
> any TCP/IP conections to exim, but it doesn't; I'm still able to send
> e-mail from a different machine successfully. Shouldn't eximconfig warn
> about this? Or am I missing something? (very likely)
> Anyway, what's the best way to achieve what I want? Run exim from inetd
> via tcp wrappers and protect it in hosts.deny? Run exim as a daemon and
> give it an option to not listen to port 25, or not use SMTP transport at
> all? All I want is local mail.
IMHO configure it to not use SMTP at all, that should be the default
(again, IMHO) if you choose option 4. I don't think that any daemons
etc. try to deliver to a local user via SMTP.
home: email@example.com http://www.wurtel.demon.nl/
work: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.murphy.nl/
debian: email@example.com http://www.debian.org/
isdn4linux: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.isdn4linux.de/