Subject: Re: localhost security hole
To: Alan Barrett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dean Strik <email@example.com>
Date: 06/28/2003 16:33:41
Alan Barrett wrote:
> The default sendmail.cf tries to handle "localhost" as a special case.
> It seems to be getting it wrong somehow. I think we should find out why
> and fix it.
> We should also check whether postfix has a similar problem.
It will have this 'problem'. It appends the domain to every non-FQDN
unless you explicitly postfix not to (append_dot_mydomain = no).
Without looking at sendmail, I think sendmail will do the same.
I think adding localhost.dom.ain to /etc/hosts is the way to go.
Dean C. Strik Eindhoven University of Technology
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