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Thread: emergency, how do I disable an open relay in zimbra?

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    Default emergency, how do I disable an open relay in zimbra?

    I'm trying in vain to stop the tens of thousands of emails being pumped into my server, which should not have an open relay.

    I need to disable the open relay.

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    Open relay is off by default.
    1) Can you provide the /var/log/zimbra.log to prove that open relay is open?
    2) Have you done an open relay test?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jholder View Post
    Open relay is off by default.
    1) Can you provide the /var/log/zimbra.log to prove that open relay is open?
    2) Have you done an open relay test?
    1) logging doesn't work unless I reboot!
    2) 35,000 emails from yahoo.tw prove the relay is open!

    HOW DO I DISABLE IT!

    [SHOT]http://www.powerslife.net/james/spam-in-queue.jpg[/SHOT]
    Last edited by jptech; 06-29-2007 at 10:47 AM.

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    2) 35,000 emails from yahoo.tw prove the relay is open!

    HOW DO I DISABLE IT!
    NO IT DOESNT!

    Post logs to prove your zimbra install is relaying externally.

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    I don't have logs because the logger doesn't work.

    no one seems to want to help me in acutally disabling the open relay.

    I don't need to argue over whether it's open or not.

    I need to close it.

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    Calm down.

    Your supposition is incorrect. If we had open relay on by default, then we would have noticed.

    Now, if someone is using a username and password on your network, that they got a hold of, then it's possible someone is using your e-mail server as a relay.

    Unless you provide the /var/log/zimbra.log, we won't be able to help you.

    (PS quit typing in all caps.)

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    Looks to me like someone has outlook, and their machine is infected. What's 192.168.0.1?

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    192.168.0.1 is the firewall.

    it uses ip masquerading to provide access to the MTA.

    it's not in the postfix 'mynetworks' declaration

    I had to remove the masq to disable internet access to the MTA before the spam would stop!
    Last edited by jptech; 06-29-2007 at 11:09 AM.

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    Can you pvt me your domain name so I can run some tests?

    It may be that Open Relay got turned on. . .I'm not saying it's not on. You SS looks like it is.

    But it is off by default.

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    jptech is correct.
    His server is being used as an open relay.

    To ensure that we aren't shipping it that way, I tested 4.5.4, 4.5.5, and 4.5.6
    None have this feature on by default.

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