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Re: Blocking telnet to SMTP port



On Fri, Feb 27, 2004 at 10:13:20AM -0500, Adam Gilstrap wrote:
> I have seen some domains that prevent telnet access to port 25.  How can
> I implement this through iptables?

You can't.  If you block telnet access, then you're blocking all SMTP
traffic to that host.  The server has no way of telling that you're
using a telnet client instead of an MTA.

If you don't want to receive e-mail on that server, just shut
sendmail/postfix off.

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Ed Wilts, Mounds View, MN, USA
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