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Old 09-30-2003, 05:29 PM   #1
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IPTABLES and port 25

Hi, first post so be nice

I've installed RH9 with no problems and set it up as my network's SMTP server using Sendmail. Everything's working, I can send mail from my Windows machines. However, I'm worried that I'm open to spammers using my server as I have the following line in


which, if I understand, allows anyone to send mail via my server. Now, I've been told to stop this I should drop all requests on port 25 except from my local LAN. Can anyone advise on how I do this.

I've found RH easy to set up, but IPTABLES seems to be confusing me

Any help would be much appreciated.
Old 09-30-2003, 08:51 PM   #2
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try using:
lokkit and redhat-config-securitylevel

they are basic firewall setup utils.


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