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Old 08-02-2004, 10:42 AM   #1
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sendmail and forwarded ports question

I have setup a small network at home, and I have an old dell laptop, running fedora 1, acting as a firewall/router to my ADSL connection. I have a much better desktop pc running fedora 2 which is also acting as my smtp server.

I have forwarded tcp/udp on port 25 from the dell to the fedora2 box.

Now I have an open relay because sendmail on the fedora2 sees the mail as coming from the dell box, not from the original host.

When I use the same sendmail config on the dell box without forwarding the ports, the dell box does NOT act as a relay.

How can I get the firewall to forward packets without them appearing to come from the dell machine but actually come from the originating spammer, and reject relaying?

Old 08-02-2004, 03:25 PM   #2
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Have a look at your masquerading/SNAT rule and make sure it only specifies the one eth connection outward to your ISP, eg
iptables -t nat -o eth1 -j MASQUERADE


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