Flooded with emails to root -- URGG

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Thu Sep 25 16:56:38 UTC 2008

David Southwell <david at vizion2000.net> writes:

> I am running postfix.
> Am receiving a flood of  emails that appear to emanate from Servers who have 
> received spam that has masqueraded root at mydomain as the email source. 
> Could anyone please suggest the best way of dealing with these. Please bear in 
> mind I am not all that familiar with postfix so if anyone feels treating me 
> like an idiot and spoonfeeding the actual command s to use I would be most 
> appreciative <chuckles> 


> I have just installed procmail but not yet activated it. (Incidentally I do 
> have a number of virtual domains but the only one that seems to get flooded 
> is the primary hostname.
> There have also been numerous failed hacking attempts on to the system but as 
> they keep trying to get in using services that are not actually running they 
> have got nowhere (so far!!)

As far as you know. ;-)

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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