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Old 08-22-2006, 02:31 PM   #1
jmille34
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How do I secure sendmail to only send email from php on localhost


This server is linux+apache+mysql+php, and I want the sendmail server to only accept email from php, or at least only from localhost. How do I configure that? And once I do that, will the server stop listening on port 25 for that interface? Can I make it so that smtp doesn't even show up in nmap?
 
Old 08-22-2006, 07:51 PM   #2
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smtp, by default is bound to 25 and listens to only connections from localhost. if you havent made any changes to the conf file, no one will be able to connect to your smtp server. if you run nmap on your local server it will definitely show nmap as open, but not from other computers.
 
  


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