On Tuesday 05 December 2006 21:49, Wasp King wrote: > is there a way that one can specify a log place to see > daily logs like you receive from [EMAIL PROTECTED], when > sendmail is turned on? > > there must be a way to enable only local mail > delivery...but I am not sure how.. > > would like to shut down sendmail but want to see > security logs. > > thanks. > > Zach > using FreeBSD 4.2 and sendmail 8.x (maybe). > > > > ___________________________________________________________________________ IIRC, sendmail has three controlling values in /etc/rc.conf:
sendmail_enable="YES" sendmail_enable="NO" and sendmail_enable="NONE" The third value, "NONE," causes the boot process to ignore any attempt to start sendmail. The second value, "NO," causes the boot process to start sendmail for "local delivery, only" (i.e. do NOT accept inbound connections from external hosts). The first value, "YES," causes the boot process to start sendmail for outgoing and incoming SMTP connections. There are many "tweaks" that you can use in /etc/rc.conf - (refer to /etc/defaults/rc.conf) - that will allow various flavors of sendmail usage. See also, /etc/rc.sendmail. In your case sendmail_enable="NO" should allow the local system to send "periodic" information to [EMAIL PROTECTED], or whatever alias you use in /etc/mail/aliases, while disallowing external hosts from sending email by way of the local host. Note that this requires that you pay heed to /etc/mail/Makefile and associated README documentation in /usr/src/contrib/sendmail and below. Best of luck! lane _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"