Solved

Sendmail Accounts

Posted on 2003-11-05
3
300 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
Hi Linux Experts,

I have a good experience about Intallisng Linux Servers, DNS, Sendmail, Webmail Ftp... well, but I have a question about the Sendmail Accounts. I usually create the accounts using the Account Manager of Linux, but some one said me that it´s the wrong way, because there are another form (the correct form) to make it. Could you explain me what is the way to create account, onlu for sendmail??

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:_JHL_
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
jlevie earned 50 total points
ID: 9691223
On a Linux system with the usual IMAP/POP server (the UWash IMAP server) it is reccommeded that one  create an email only account with a login shell of /bin/nologin for security reasons. This prevents an email only account from being able to actually log in to the server. It really doesn't matter what tool (Account Manager, useradd or direct edit of passwd/shadow/group) is used to do this.

There are alternatives to the UWash IMAP server (Cyrus, Courier, etc) that allow email accounts without needing a Linux account.
0
 

Author Comment

by:_JHL_
ID: 9693467
Thats the way that I use to create the accounts, but this person said me that i have to create accounts in sendmail???

I thoink there is no other way, but???
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:jlevie
ID: 9694017
You'd only need "accounts in sendmail" if you've configured sendmail to do SMTP AUTH to allow roaming users relay privs (and sonfigured sendmail to use sasldb).
0

Featured Post

The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

rdate is a Linux command and the network time protocol for immediate date and time setup from another machine. The clocks are synchronized by entering rdate with the -s switch (command without switch just checks the time but does not set anything). …
I am a long time windows user and for me it is normal to have spaces in directory and file names. Changing to Linux I found myself frustrated when I moved my windows data over to my new Linux computer. The problem occurs when at the command line.…
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.

790 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question