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Old 06-02-2007, 05:45 AM   #1
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Post fix


Hi all

Just a quick question

Do you have to have postfix install on a linux box to run php forums Just wondering how the forums send mail out.

I've installed a LAMP server, and Postfix wasn't installed

only apache, mysql, ssh, vsftpd, php5-gd, imagemagick is on the system, trying to install a basic system with out all the extras.

TT
 
Old 06-03-2007, 07:25 PM   #2
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I believe it can use sendmail, too (pre-installed on many distributions).
 
Old 06-03-2007, 08:44 PM   #3
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I believe it can use sendmail, too (pre-installed on many distributions).
I see I didn't want to install postfix, due to people trying to hack my server to send out spam mail.

I read my logs and you can see people trying so thats why i ask, is it ok not to install postfix

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Old 06-04-2007, 12:09 AM   #4
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as I said before, I believe it can use sendmail instead of postfix.

for the security concern, a simple and very effective measure would be to use iptables to block external access to port 25 (I believe sending mails would still work)

it is generally a good idea to have a firewall running on a publicly accessible machine, too.
 
Old 06-04-2007, 05:08 AM   #5
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as I said before, I believe it can use sendmail instead of postfix.

for the security concern, a simple and very effective measure would be to use iptables to block external access to port 25 (I believe sending mails would still work)

it is generally a good idea to have a firewall running on a publicly accessible machine, too.
Ok I installed namp to help me find what porrts are open, I only have 3 ports open on the said machine i'm working on.

Were or can i use a GUI iptables from a command line, I've never realy been any good with iptables

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Old 06-04-2007, 10:31 AM   #6
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try http://www.webmin.com/
for port scanning, try https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2
 
Old 06-08-2007, 10:15 AM   #7
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Is there a free SMTP server some where for sending mail from CMS and Forums ?

trying not to install any mail programs if possable

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