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Re: [EnGarde] Re: pop-before-smtp daemon is available

From: Jibben Nee (ziddey_at_<censored>)
Date: 2002-08-22 17:46:18

Thanks for taking the time to look into my troubles. I have not changed the file much but will include it anyways. Perhaps it is the 2 lines
that make the difference. The server was freshly formatted today and has 1
NIC and is behind a router, while it is set to dmz. Therefore, it's IP is, while the others comps in the network are 192.168.2.x. Thank
you again for helping me out.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marcus Redivo" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [EnGarde] Re: pop-before-smtp daemon is available

> That is the crux of the matter; IF putting the IP address into the db lets
> you relay, then popbsmtpd can do its job. If not, it can't do anything.
> I am willing to take a look at your, if you are willing to send it
> to me. Maybe I can see something that is causing trouble, and we can get
> it relaying properly.
> A brief description of your setup would also help; is your server behind a
> firewall? Does it have multiple ethernet cards?
> Marcus
> Jibben Nee said:
> > Hrm. I have followed the howto word for word and here is where I break
> > down. At the step to test it by putting an IP into the file and
> > rebuilding the .db, it still fails to work. I can still send to my
> > domain thru the smtp but always could. Even in my intranet, I was never
> > able to use the smtp as a relay for outside. And still I cannot.
> > Another issue is with the init file. When I execute it, no matter what
> > command i pass it, it never says anything back to me. It doesn't even
> > give usage. But the thing is, I am technically not even on that step
> > yet. Thanks again for the program. Just need to keep priming it to get
> > it to work. Thanks for your response.
> >
> > Jibben
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Marcus Redivo"
> > To: "Jibben Nee"
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2002 11:26 PM
> > Subject: Re: [EnGarde] Re: pop-before-smtp daemon is available
> >
> >
> >> Hello Jibben,
> >>
> >> > ahhh sweet. at last! Thank you thank you :D.
> >>
> >> My pleasure; I had fun writing it.
> >>
> >> > ... After they are authorized, I'd like the users to
> >> > be able to send mail to anywhere in the world they'd like to. That
> >> > was not possible before. ...
> >>
> >> That is exactly what they should now be able to do.
> >>
> >> By putting the user's IP address into /etc/postfix/pop-before-smtp.db,
> >> we treat them as equivalent to a local user until the timeout expires.
> >> Each time they pick up their mail, they will be authorized to relay
> >> from that moment on for as long as you specify with the auth_duration
> >> parameter in popbsmtpd.conf.
> >> Let me know how it works for you...
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >> Marcus Redivo

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