Re: Postfix in unstable made my system an open spam relay
Tommi Virtanen <email@example.com> writes:
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Bruce Perens) writes:
> > WARNING: The postfix snapshot in unstable, when installed, makes my system into
> > an open relay. It happens here with the default configuration. I had to fall
> > back to the one in unstable.
> Most likely you are being bitten by Wietse's weird idea that
> hosts in networks local to the SMTP server should be allowed
> to relay. In the days of cable modem networks, this is quite
> a stupid policy to have by default. Stop blaming the guy who
> maintains the Debian package, fix your policy and agree with
> some of us that Wietse is not always right. (Nice blocktext)
But allowing relay from 192.168.0.0/16 is OK ? I'm the maintainer
of the Courier mail server, where this is the default.
Racke happily hacks Interchange and maintains Debian packages like Courier.
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