>|I want to keep using it when I switch over to
>|cable modem and would still like to use sendmail.
>|I would appreciate any advice on how I should set it up to avoid any
>|security problems. I have sendmail-8.9.3-10 and red hat 6.0. Relaying
>|is disabled by default as far as I can tell.
>Do you need to receive mail via SMTP on your computer? If not,
>remove the -bd from sendmail's startup command (leave the -qwhatever
>so that it checks the mail queue periodically for delayed mail).
At home, I have cablemodem access and I did a couple of things
that may or may not have helped.
I have a three computer network with a 486 running Linux that
has two network cards. One is connected to the cablemodem and
the other is connected to two additional machines. One of these
is a Sun Sparc running Solaris and the other is a MS Windows 95
I had sendmail running on the Linux machine, but I was worried
about it, so I shut it down and now I just run a cron job every
15 minutes to send out mail. Any mail on the 486 just gets
sent to the Sun machine.
On the Sun, I run fetchmail once an hour to collect email. I
also installed a pop server on the Sun so that my wife can collect
mail from the Sun. I also use procmail on the Sun to make a copy
of the email so that I can read it on the Sun.
So far, the setup has worked well.
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