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Authentication in sendmail

Sergio Fajardo Angel
Occasional Contributor

Authentication in sendmail

How can I disable authentication in sendmail in HP-UX 10.20?
Thanks a lot
Berlene Herren
Honored Contributor

Re: Authentication in sendmail

Sergio, in /etc/inetd.conf, comment out ident (or in some cases auth) and run #inetd -c. In your /etc/mail/ file find the timeout for identd and set to zero, then recycle sendmail.

O Timeout.ident=0

#/sbin/init.d/sendmail stop
#/sbin/init.d/sendmail start

identd is a server which implements the TCP/IP proposed standard IDENT
user identification protocol as specified in the RFC 1413 document. identd
operates by looking up specific TCP/IP connections and returning the user name
of the process owning the connection.

Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Authentication in sendmail

If this server is on the public Internet, I strongly urge you not to stop authentication.

smtp is already a spam relay begging to happen.

I have spent three hard weeks securing my servers and keeping them from being mis-used.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation