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Bug 3714 - linuxconf (sendmail/'Relay for') fails -- prevents POP serving
Summary: linuxconf (sendmail/'Relay for') fails -- prevents POP serving
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-06-24 20:22 UTC by John Franks
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-10 19:30:12 UTC

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Description John Franks 1999-06-24 20:22:19 UTC
The linuxconf selection "Mail delivery system / Anti-spam /
Relay for by name" (or Relay to hosts) fails.  It creates
entries in the files /etc/mail/relay_allow and
/etc/mail/name_allow.  The version of sendmail shipped with
6.0 no longer uses these files.  Instead entries must be
created in /etc/mail/access and this file must be used to
build the /etc/mail/access.db database.  I suspect that it
also fails for "relay for by IP" but I have not tested it.
This is more serious than the spam filters designaation
would suggest since it makes it impossible to use the system
as a POP server.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-06-28 14:42:59 UTC
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.

Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-13 15:35:59 UTC
Added Jacques to the CC line

Comment 3 Dale Lovelace 1999-12-03 18:59:59 UTC
I'm not sure how anything sendmail does could affect a pop-3 server?? But I
have tested Linuxconf's "Relay for by name" and "Relay for by ip" and they both
work for sending mail, and neither affect pop-3 either way. The versions I
tested were:


  If you are running a previous version of sendmail perhaps you should upgrade.

  The version of Linuxconf tested will be issued as an errata in the near future
after further testing. I would suggest upgrading when it is available.

------- Email Received From  John Franks <> 12/06/99 10:36 -------

Comment 4 Brent Fox 2002-06-05 15:47:16 UTC
Closing because we don't ship linuxconf anymore.

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