conf/62230: log-in-vain issues it's msg every time 'mail'command
didier.wiroth at mcesr.etat.lu
Mon Feb 2 11:32:54 PST 2004
I thought I would share my experience, with log_in_vain. :-))
Sendmail only listens to 127.0.0.1
I only need sendmail to send daily/weekly/monthly reports. Every time the security report is sent, I have these entries too:
> Connection attempt to TCP 127.0.0.1:113 from 127.0.0.1:49161 flags:0x02
> Connection attempt to TCP 127.0.0.1:113 from 127.0.0.1:49163 flags:0x02
There are not hundreds of entries of course only 6 or something depending of the quantity of sent mails
It would be nice to have a/some flag(s) in rc.conf for log_in_vain like:
log_in_vain_flags="-ii0 127.0.0.1 10.0.0.1"
-ii would be "ignore interfaces" for example
This would be very useful on a host with multiple interfaces.
In this case log_in_vain would ignore entries for 127.0.0.1 and 10.0.0.1 (would be an internal interface).
Even if it is not a bug it would a nice little plus. ;-)
> It's not that I don't think it's a bug that warrants attention; I
> don'tthink it's a bug at all.
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