Re: Secure/hardened/minimal Debian (or "Why is the base system the way it is?")
No, I don't believe (IIRC) it can send to root on the system it runs on
-- ssmtp is just a set of programs to forward all outgoing mail to the
smarthost. From the README:
This is sSMTP, a program that replaces sendmail on workstations that should
send their mail via the departmental mailhub from which they pick up their
mail (via pop, imap, rsmtp, pop_fetch, NFS... or the like). This program
accepts mail and sends it to the mailhub, optionally replacing the domain in
the From: line with a different one.
WARNING: the above is all it does. It does not receive mail, expand aliases
or manage a queue. That belongs on a mailhub with a system administrator.
The man page (ssmtp.8) and the program logic manual (ssmtp_plm) discuss the
limitations in more detail.
It uses a minimum of external configuration information, and so can be
installed by copying the (right!) binary and an optional four-line config
file to a given machine.
On Mon, 2002-05-20 at 01:22, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> If that's anything like nullmailer, that means I can't send mail to root locally
> does it not?
> The environment I'm in has a smarthost, but it's generally for getting mail out
> of the network, direct inbound SMTP isn't there, so the smarthost can't send it
> elsewhere internally.
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