Sending reports/alarms via SMTP on a Juniper Networks Netscreen 5GT
Posted on 2006-04-20
I have a Juniper Networks Netscreen 5GT firewall that is up and running just fine...with one exception. I can't for the life of me get the firewall to send an email alarm/notification whenever a security event occurs on the firewall.
I wish to have reports when alarms occur sent to a GMAIL email address. I have logged into the firewall admin panel, and clicked on Configuration > Report Settings > Email and then turned on the 'Enable E-mail Notification for Alarms' option.
However, there appears to be an engineering oversight on this Email page in that Juniper has failed to consider that one would have to have an open mail relay in order to send email through. Juniper has failed to include any user name or password for SMTP servers that require authentication before accepting mail requests.
How is one supposed to send email to a Gmail.com email address?
I have tried entering the domain of my mail server (mail.mydomain.com) which is behind the firewall, but no mail ever gets sent. I've tried the IP address of my mail server (192.168.1.2), and the word "localhost", but all attempts fail. No alarms/reports ever get sent to a Gmail.com address.
Has anyone been able to get a Netscreen 5GT to send email alarms to a SMTP server that is NOT an open relay?