Linux Mail server log /var/log/mailig

Linux Mail server log /var/log/mailig

Post by dversac » Fri, 18 Feb 2000 04:00:00

Can someone please define what this mail log means.

Feb 17 14:30:06 localhost sendmail[30998]: NOQUEUE:
[]: ETRN [rejected]

I keep on seeing this log in my maillog file continuously showing up.

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1. Check your ppp.log or ppp.tun0.log in /var/log


I was having a look through my FreeBSD 2.2.2 system last night after
compiling myself a new kernel, so was feeling pretty chuffed about it
(being my first FreeBSD kernel) when I noticed that the directory and
contents of /var/log/ were world-readable.

While it's pretty understandable that some log files have world
attributes it seems INSANE that ppp.log (or, in my case, ppp.tun0.log)
be world-readable. After a quick cat of the file I found, for all to
see, plain text copies of my ISP password visible.

I suppose it's prudent to run around clamping all these files down, but
it strikes me as odd that they'd default to world-readable.

Well, it's probably not a major discovery, but I'd thought I'd bring it
to your attention anyway.


Matt Bruce

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