[ILUG] which ports for sendmail
dave.wilson at heanet.ie
Tue Sep 5 15:33:34 IST 2000
> > I am setting up a firewall for our mail server, and intend to block all ports,
> > save those required for sendmail to work , which ones should i allow in.
> smtp at tcp port 25.
Also either allow ident tcp port 113, or explicitly refuse connections to it.
Many servers will make an ident connection to you when you make an SMTP
connection to them, and won't allow the SMTP conversation to proceed until
they have got some sort of positive or negative response. If you drop these
packets silently, outgoing SMTP will have to wait until the remote end's ident
connection times out.
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