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RE: [suse-security] Sendmail - Strange Port assignement
  • From: christian.burri@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 11:07:00 +0100
  • Message-id: <OF0DF79CB2.7332EDD2-ONC12569ED.00373069@xxxxxxxxxx>

I think this was explained earlier on this list. let me find it quick..hehe

ok here we go:

Excerpt from:
$Id: RELEASE_NOTES,v 8.561. 2000/07/19 20:40:57 gshapiro Exp $

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
on by default in m4-generated .cf files; it can be
off with FEATURE(`no_default_msa').

Here's a URL for RFC 2476:

okies...I pasted this from earlier postings here, so I didnt do a thing,
just ripped it off & stole it heh

HTH & cheers

Christian Burri
Synecta Informatik AG
CH-9000 St. Gallen

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h> cc:
Subject: RE: [suse-security] Sendmail - Strange Port assignement

> IIRC recent versions of Sendmail listen on both ports. This at least is
> nothing to worry about.

But why? I don't see a reason for that. Do you?



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