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Old 11-11-2003, 05:01 PM   #1
Cynthia Blue
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: SLC Utah USA
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Open Relay Crap

Well, my ISP has shut me down, saying I have an open relay. My tests through says I am not relaying. My ISP says I am. They are closed today because of the holiday. Great.

I'm using Postfix, and since I enabled the default IMAP that comes with Red Hat 8 a couple of days ago, it seems I have an open relay. Not sure why enabling IMAP would do that. I swear I didn't make any other changes.

I've tried using the mynetworks parameter in posfix, putting in my IP number only. Still my ISP says I have an open relay. So I'm trying this tactic now:

smtpd_recipient_restrictions =
check_client_access hash:/etc/postfix/client_access

/etc/postfix/client_access: OK 987654321
But... my mail log says /etc/postfix/client_access.db No such file or directory.
I just created a flat file in that subdir called client_access and put the my IP in it, as sugessed above. How come postfix is not finding that file? Is it supposed to be a different sort of file.. a database file? Not just a flat file? If so, how do I create one? Am I supposed to create it with the .db extension?

Gah this is pissing me off. My friggin ISP...

I am in desparate need of help.
Old 11-11-2003, 09:15 PM   #2
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I'm not sure why enabling IMAP would do that. But I'll make a suggestion. Install Webmin it will make the postfix configuration ALOT easier.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
Old 11-11-2003, 11:42 PM   #3
Cynthia Blue
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Well I finally got my ISP to register it as a closed relay.. following this site:

However, now I"m getting a lot of rejects. Hrmm... this shouldnt be this difficult.


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