Subject: Re: localhost security hole
To: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rick Kelly <email@example.com>
Date: 06/28/2003 12:26:38
Andrew Brown said:
>sendmail knows to deliver to "localhost". it looks up "localhost" and
>finds 127.0.0.1. when it attempts delivery there, it also looks up
>22.214.171.124.in-addr.arpa so that it can put a canonicalized name in the
>logs. in your case, that maps to "localhost.citi.umich.edu". you
>need to fix that, but i don't believe it's a problem.
Or to put it a little differently. If you don't have a localhost zone
in your DNS configuration, then your DNS is broken.
Rick Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org www.rmkhome.com