Urgent, being used as spam relay Please Help!
Neil J. McRae neil at COLT.NET
Mon Nov 17 22:38:02 CET 1997
On Mon, 17 Nov 1997 13:29:51 +0100 NCC local-ir list Moderator <lir-mod at ripe.net> wrote: You need to beef up your security install the sendmail stuff from www.sendmail.org, I'd recommend installing a mail relay agent that was "with it" like qmail. www.qmail.org. Basically I shouldn't be able to get this: Trying 188.8.131.52... Connected to genesis.netcentral.co.uk. Escape character is '^]'. BSDI BSD/OS 2.1 (genesis.netcentral.co.uk) (ttyp1) login: > > ------- Forwarded Message > > Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 09:59:42 -0000 > From: "Mark Simcoe" <msimcoe at netcentral.co.uk> > To: <local-ir-list at ripe.net> > Subject: Urgent, being used as spam relay Please Help! > > Hi, > > We have just been used as a smtp relay for one of the US spam companies and > it crashed one of our mail servers, the service remained unaffected as our > backup systems took over but we use sendmail and I cannot seem to find out > how to stop us from being used in this fashion. > > I know this is not the correct list for this sort of thing but I need some > expert advice as our software suppliers don't know how to stop it. > > As a general warning to everyone out there we need to protect our systems > from these people who are starting to use us all to deliver their mail for > them without paying us a penny. > > Please someone help, > > Mark. > > > ------- End of Forwarded Message > -- Neil J. McRae - Alive and Kicking. C O L T I N T E R N E T neil at COLT.NET Ascend GRF: 100% CpF [Cisco protection Factor] Free the daemon in your <A HREF="http://www.NetBSD.ORG/">computer!</A>
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