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Re: [opensuse-factory] Boot speed and services
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 18:41:52 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0703141838110.27769@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Wednesday 2007-03-14 at 11:24 +0100, Gaël Lams wrote:

> > Yes, having an MTA which can deliver local email is absolutely
> > essential. cron, smartmontools, fetchmail(!), you name it. What would be
> > a very good idea(TM) is if the MTA in its default configuration was
> > prevented from delivering email to other than localhost or one of
> > localhost's domain aliases. I tried this with postfix and found that
> > it's not possible, though there are 2 drastic and not very nice
> > workarounds for this problem. I believe Debian and a few other distros
> > have had a default of "no mail is delivered externally" for a long time.
> > SUSE should do likewise. Note I'm talking about the default config only
> > here.
> >
>
> There used to be the following lines in /etc/sysconfig/mail:
>
> ## Type: yesno
> ## Default: no
> ## Config: postfix
> #
> # Set this to "yes" if mail from remote should be accepted
> # this is necessary for any mail server.
> # If set to "no" or empty then only mail from localhost
> # will be accepted.
> #
> SMTPD_LISTEN_REMOTE="no"
>
> Why have they been removed?

It hasn't been removed: I have it (10.2)

However, notice that that line does not prevent mail from being _sent_ to
outside. It just prevents mail from being sent to that system using smtp
(ie, postfix or sendmail).

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Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
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