cvs commit: hints sendmail.txt

timothy at linuxfromscratch.org timothy at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Oct 11 06:09:00 PDT 2002


timothy     02/10/11 06:09:00

  Modified:    .        sendmail.txt
  Log:
  Updates by author.
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.20      +16 -5     hints/sendmail.txt
  
  Index: sendmail.txt
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/hints/sendmail.txt,v
  retrieving revision 1.19
  retrieving revision 1.20
  diff -u -r1.19 -r1.20
  --- sendmail.txt	28 Sep 2002 16:19:08 -0000	1.19
  +++ sendmail.txt	11 Oct 2002 13:09:00 -0000	1.20
  @@ -31,17 +31,24 @@
           support, but mentioned how to add it again. Fixed a silly line in the
           permissions section. Made a workaround to the .forward problem. Please
           somebody help me with the real fix!
  +0.1.9   fix a permission problem... sheesh! well, I can send mail now, hope
  +        everyone else can (everything from 0.1.5 to here was done without a
  +        network available to me, so please forgive all the silly errors)
  +0.1.10  Add a patch for a security vulnerability in sendmail 8.12.6, and change
  +        the download location to reflect sendmail's new stance against the
  +        recent trojan
   
   HINT:
   
   Software you need
   =================
   
  -Sendmail:  ftp://ftp.sendmail.org/pub/sendmail/
  +Sendmail:  http://www.sendmail.org
   	Handles sending and receiving of mail by the SMTP protocol
  -	Latest stable version at time of writing is 8.12.6
  +	Latest stable version at time of writing is 8.12.6, you will also
  +        require a patch to that version publicised on the main webpage.
   
  -Procmail:  http://www.procmail.org/
  +Procmail:  http://www.procmail.org
   	Our local delivery agent (makes sure mail goes to the correct boxes)
   	Latest stable version at time of writing is 3.22
   
  @@ -121,6 +128,11 @@
   then processed by the m4 macro processor to create the 'cf' config file.
   Editing a 'cf' file directly is NOT recommended.
   
  +A security problem was recently found, apply the patch by typing in the root
  +directory of sendmail
  +
  +patch smrsh/smrsh.c < ../smrsh-20020924.patch
  +
   After unpacking sendmail, in order to avoid a user.group install which we
   may not be able to accomodate, create the config fie with:
   
  @@ -167,7 +179,6 @@
   cp -r cf/feature /etc/mail
   cp -r cf/mailer /etc/mail
   cat > cf/cf/sendmail.mc << "EOF"
  -VERSIONID(`$Id: sendmail.txt,v 1.19 2002/09/28 16:19:08 timothy Exp $')
   OSTYPE(linux)
   DOMAIN(generic)
   FEATURE(smrsh)
  @@ -183,7 +194,6 @@
   MAILER(smtp)
   EOF
   cat > cf/cf/submit.mc << "EOF"
  -VERSIONID(`$Id: sendmail.txt,v 1.19 2002/09/28 16:19:08 timothy Exp $')
   define(`confCF_VERSION', `Submit')
   define(`__OSTYPE__',`')
   define(`confTIME_ZONE', `USE_TZ')
  @@ -277,6 +287,7 @@
   touch /etc/mail/aliases.db
   chown -R smmsp.root /etc/mail/
   chmod -R o-wrx /etc/mail
  +chmod o+x /etc/mail
   chown -R root.smmsp /var/spool/mqueue
   chmod 770 /var/spool/mqueue
   chown -R root.smmsp /var/spool/clientmqueue
  
  
  
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