From: Fergal Moran (fergal.moran at domain wasptech.com)
Date: Tue 16 Jul 2002 - 11:46:54 IST
Ok - so I commented out the line in hosts.allow - now when I sign up
through the web interface - the confirmation message does not get sent -
but there are no bounces - no outgoing mails in the sendmail queue - no
mails anywhere - they disappear! The same happens when I try to send a
mail to the list address from externally - it just disappears!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Waider [mailto:waider at domain waider.ie]
> Sent: 16 July 2002 11:10
> To: Fergal Moran
> Cc: ilug at domain linux.ie
> Subject: Re: [ILUG] Mailman problems
> Fergal Moran wrote:
> >>From: Waider [mailto:waider at domain waider.ie]
> >>Do you perhaps have tcp_wrappers set to try and finger
> >>inbound traffic
> >>anywhere? Check /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny
> > Ok - this might explain something
> > hosts.allow contains
> > ALL EXCEPT in.fingerd, in.identd : ALL : spawn (safe_finger -l at domain %h
> > 2>&1| \
> > /bin/mail -s "%d-%h %u" root) &
> > What should I be doing here?
> > Fergal.
> Realistically, I'd say comment the damn thing out. I haven't seen a
> useful running fingerd for years, so the above isn't going to
> be of much
> use, on top of which you mentioned that the box is behind a firewall
> anyway, right?
> You may want to read up on tcp_wrappers configuration if you're still
> concerned about logging and/or blocking TCP-based access.
> waider at domain waider.ie / Yes, it /is/ very personal of me
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