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Re: OT: unathorized network user.



> Now if only I could get it to actually mail me it's logged data.  I told
> it to do so, but that doesn't work and I can't find the log files except
> via the browser screen?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Bob Goodwin

I have the same problem.  My ISP requires that a user sending mail
authenticates first (same username & password as when retrieving POP
mail).  I suspect this is to prevent someone from using their SMTP
server anonymously to relay spam.  Unfortunately my router log
settings only have a field for the SMTP server and the email account.
It doesn't allow me to enter a username & password.  It also does not
have an option to send the logs to a central logging server.

I checked the manufacturer's web site and I have the latest firmware
that they provide.  And since it's a few years old, I don't foresee
them releasing any new firmware as it's no doubt an end of life
product.  So my options are to either log onto it regularly and use
the option to save the logs locally (onto the machine I'm using to
access the router) and then clear the logs, or nothing at all (or go
buy a new one that allows you to enter a username & password along
with the SMTP server).  I was wondering if I would be able to set up
an SMTP server on my local machine and then put that machine's
internal IP for the SMTP server setting on the router and see if that
works.  But I really don't have the time to fuss with that for a home
environment.

Sounds like you are in the same situation as me.

Jacques B.


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