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Re: [suse-security] Sendmail Port 587
  • From: Ray Simard <ray.simard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2000 21:46:38 -0700
  • Message-id: <EviIOUb=ltFuKR7z0CGTVGiz2359@xxxxxxx>
After a little more digging...

On Wed, 2 Aug 2000 13:09:19 +0200 , Harald Scharf
<h.scharf@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>Hello, to all..
>does anybody know, why sendmail (8.10.x) needs this line in /etc/
>DaemonPortOptions=Port=587, Name =MSA, M=E
>with a < telnet hostip 587 >
>i get a a connection to the estmp service, but why.
>I think it only has to run on port 50 ?
>Harald Scharf
>Softpoint electronic
>Netzwerksysteme / Firewalls
>Windows NT/Windows 2000/Linux/Netware/Unix

From the sendmail release notes:

"sendmail implements RFC 2476 (Message Submission), e.g., it
can now listen on several different ports.Use:
O DaemonPortOptions=Name=MSA, Port=587, M=E
to run a Message Submission Agent (MSA); this is turned on by
default in m4-generated .cf files; it can be turned off with

Here's a URL for RFC 2476:

Hope this helps!

Ray Simard
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well-meaning but without understanding."

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