I did a quick look through some mailing list archives yesterday and it
may be tcp wrappers in force...
What does the line for finger look like in hosts.allow?
On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 09:04:49AM +0100, Fergal Moran wrote:
> Nope - I'm running SuSE and I have symlinked the wrapper binary in
> /etc/smrsh - and I have run newaliases after changing /etc/aliases as
> suggested by Phillip. Also, as suggested by Ray Kelly. I ditched the
> source installation of 2.0.12 and YaST'd on 2.0.6 from the SuSE 7.3
> cd's. This produced exactly the same results as the source
> installation. So it would appear to be something fscked on the box.
> I'm sure that it is something to do with finger on the box. If I try to
> send a mail to any of the list addresses from the outside world -
> root@<mailman-host> gets a message like this
>> Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 08:06:21 +0100
> From: root <root@<mailman-host>>
> To: root@<mailman-host>
> Subject: sendmail-ns1.<my-relay-isp> unknown
>> finger: Connection refused
>> Whereas a message sent from the mailman web interface to the outside
> world gets a similar message with a subject of
> "sendmail-localhost unknown"
> And a body which looks suspiciously like the output of finger. As far
> as I know in.fingerd is set up correctly to run through inetd. Local
> fingers work fine - but our firewall doesn't allow finger requests
>> I posted to mailman-users yesterday but haven't received any responses
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