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Date:      Sun, 22 Aug 1999 19:14:45 -0400
From:      "Charles A. Peters" <cpeters2@home.com>
To:        "Evren Yurtesen" <yurtesen@ispro.net.tr>, "Freebsd-Questions" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: sendmail relaying rules causing problems
Message-ID:  <000101beecf4$1fb232a0$cb730418@charles.domain>
In-Reply-To: <37C07FC5.4BB193DB@ispro.net.tr>

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But what about users who may be checking mail from domains that I am
not aware of.  Sure, I can modify the relay-domains file when they
let me know about the problem, but I would be easier if this could be
done in an automated fashion.

Thanks,

Charles



> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG]On Behalf Of
> Evren Yurtesen
> Sent: Sunday, August 22, 1999 6:55 PM
> To: cpeters2@home.com
> Cc: Freebsd-Questions
> Subject: Re: sendmail relaying rules causing problems
>
>
> I believe that if you put the domains in the relay-domains file
> everything
> would work fine one domain per line like,
> bellsouth.net
> innova.net
> carol.net
> ...
> then everybody who has an address like xxx.bellsouth.net or
> yyy.innova.net
> or zzz.carol.net will have access.
>
> so if you do not put their IP address you can have some kind of
> wildcard.
> for host names at those domain names.
>
> I hope the IP addresses you mention are resolved to host names. are
> they?
>
> Evren
>
> "Charles A. Peters" wrote:
> >
> > I have a small email server that hosts about 200 email
> accounts.  The
> > account holders typically check their email from
> locations such as
> > bellsouth.net, innova.net, carol.net, mindspring.net, etc..., but
> > when they check from these domains, they get a relaying
> denied error
> > 550 message back from my server.  I found that I can fix this by
> > placing their ip address in my /etc/mail/relay-domains
> file, but if
> > they dial in later, I have to change the address in the
> > /etc/mail/relay-domains file and killall -hup sendmail.
> This is not
> > practical.
> >
> > I have considered turning off the relaying rules in
> sendmail to fix
> > the problem, but I don't want to leave my server open for abuse.
> >
> > Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to fix this?
> >
> > Thanks in advance!
> >
> > Charles
> >
> > mailto: cpeters2@home.com
> > mailto: charles@chickenbean.com
> >
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