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Re: [suse-security] Sendmail / SuSEfirewall2 Woes
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  • Date: Di, 30 Sep 2003 20:25:56 GMT
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> Greetings all,
> We are configuring a sendmail relay server and are having some problems.
> Sendmail was all setup and working nicely, until I came along to install
> and configure SuSEfirewall2. Even with the firewall shutdown,
> sendmail fails to respond to remote connections.

When you stop SuSEfirewall2 the kernel modules are still loaded. You have to
unload the modules or to reboot without starting SuSEfirewall2 at startup.

> Actually, the banner appears, but sendmail won't respond to a helo or
> any other SMTP commands. When attempted locally, this works fine.
> Again, this is with the firewall shutdown (SuSEfirewall2 stop).
> The same symptoms occur with the firewall loaded.

Did you check the log-files (messeges/warn)?

> Any ideas on what I should be looking for?

For e.g. 8.2:

In '/etc/sysconfig/SuSEfirewall2':

In '/etc/sysconfig/mail':

In the '/etc/hosts.allow':
sendmail: ALL : ALLOW

> TIA,
> Grant


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