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Re: turning off exim on port 25

I'm pretty sure that you can either start it in inetd mode or daemon mode (from init.d/). It depends on how you config it at install.

Also, I believe Bryan still wanted it to do internal delivery work, but just wanted to turn off the port 25 listen (can't do it without disabling exim). A better way to disable the daemon script would be to either remove the symlink in /etc/rcX.d (where X = your default run-mode as defined in /etc/inittab) or rename it from "S??exim" to "K??exim" in your default run-mode (either way works).

At 06:58 AM 5/24/2001 +0000, Jim Breton wrote:
On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 11:33:40PM -0700, Eric N. Valor wrote:
> That pretty much turns off exim altogether.

Actually the script in /etc/init.d/ will start exim in stand-alone mode
if you disable the listener in inetd.conf.  So you will still have it
listening on 25/tcp.

> While effective for disabling
> the Port 25 listen, it doesn't allow Bryan to use exim for his purposes. I
> think he's also using it in daemon mode rather than being run from inetd.

I'm not sure whether exim will still do deliveries from the queue if you
disable the tcp listener (I don't use exim), but if it does, I'd suggest
shutting it off altogether.  Just put an "exit 0" at the top of the

(Again I'm not sure if exim will still work correctly after that, and I
don't have a box handy with exim on it to test... so try it out.)


Jim B.

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