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Old 09-13-2004, 08:42 PM   #1
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How do I turn off the sendmail MTA daemon?

The Net guys at my college had to look at my lapotp to hook it in to the schools network and he told me that I should turn off my sendmail MTA daemon because that it easily exploitable. Im running slack 10 so how true is this? and if it is how do I go about turning it off?
Old 09-13-2004, 09:04 PM   #2
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cd /etc/rc.d
chmod 0644 rc.sendmail

My rule of thumb, if I don't use the service, I leave it turned off... exploit or no...
Old 10-09-2004, 01:25 AM   #3
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Or, also within /etc/rc.d/ :
chmod a-x rc.sendmail

The easiest way to disable a startup script, while still preserving it as-is, is to make it non-executable. If it's not executable, it's just a plain old text file.

And lupin_the_3rd is right. If you're not using it, make sure it's not not running. period.


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