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Old 06-26-2001, 09:32 PM   #1
katana
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majordomo!!


help!
my department recently had an email spamming attack..somebody send hundreds of emails to our group and lots of people got mad..anyway, my lecturer had asked me to install Majordomo on our server to shield us from such attacks...

my prob : i'm a newbie and i have no idea how majordomo actually works..anyway, ever the obedient student, i downloaded it and wrestled a bit with its configuration and all, and emerged
with 'Nothing bad found! Majordomo_should_work_correctly' message when i ran ./wrapper config-test as a user...
BUT when i tried echo lists | mail majordomo and then check my email in pine, i got this message:

Subject: Service Unavailable

----The following addresses had permanent fatal errors----

"|/usr/local/majordomo/wrapper majordomo"
(expanded from : majordomo)


----Transcript of session follows----
Message delivered to mailing list majordomo
sh : wrapper not available for sendmail programs
554 "|/usr/local/majordomo/wrapper majordomo "......Service unavailable

what does this mean?? and how can i use lists to do what my lecturer had ask me to do??
hopefully somebody would gimme a hint, or maybe some documentation...THANKS!
 
Old 06-26-2001, 10:07 PM   #2
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Whoa dude!

Majordomo is a list server, not something that will help you manage and filter spam. Don't install it, it won't help.

I have a few questions, first, what linux distro are you running, and second, do you want to prevent spam?

Answer these and I think we can get you help.
 
Old 06-26-2001, 10:38 PM   #3
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Sounds like you have sendmail configured to use smrsh. This restricts the programs you can pipe to.
Quote:
smrsh is a restricted shell utility that provides the ability to specify, through a configuration, an explicit list of executable programs. When used in conjunction with sendmail, smrsh effectively limits sendmail's scope of program execution to only those programs specified in smrsh's configuration.
http://www.sendmail.org/faq/section2.html#2.13 for more details.
 
Old 09-21-2001, 01:28 PM   #4
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You need to add a s-link to the smrsh folder in /etc/

cd /etc
ln -s /usr/local/majordomo/wrapper

or whatever the path to the wrapper file is.
 
Old 09-21-2001, 06:46 PM   #5
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Ah, folks...

GonzoJohn is right- Majordomo is mailing list manager. It will do absolutely nothing to block spam.
 
Old 09-22-2001, 04:27 AM   #6
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GonzoJohn is right- Majordomo is mailing list manager. It will do absolutely nothing to block spam.
However you could quiet easily distribute to others

Jamie...
 
Old 09-22-2001, 04:31 AM   #7
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Originally posted by jharris
However you could quiet easily distribute to others

Jamie...
Hmm, true indeed...
 
Old 09-22-2001, 12:32 PM   #8
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Where I work the Nimda worm found it's way to someones pc.. That user had the (all_employees@majordomo) in his/her addressbook.. wOOt!!
 
Old 09-23-2001, 07:44 AM   #9
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OT - Nimda

Quote:
Originally posted by Q25
Where I work the Nimda worm found it's way to someones pc.. That user had the (all_employees@majordomo) in his/her addressbook.. wOOt!!
Since Nimda came out my web server has got more 401 hits than with Code Red... Nice waste of my bandwidth

Jamie...
 
  


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