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Re: Couple of questions...
On Mon, 11 Dec 1995, George M. Ellenburg wrote:
> (1) When I compiled the LambdaMOO kernel (1.7.9.p2) I purposely disabled
> the outbound connections in options.h as the comments suggested it would
> create a severe security leak. Just how apparent is this and what is it
> limited to?
As far as I know, the only security hole is if a firewall is in place.
People from within the MOO, with wizard permissions, can open up
connections from the computer that the MOO is on, which may be behind a
firewall. I used this "feature" once to gain access to my account, which
was behind a firewall, when my only access to that account was shut
down. (Needless to say, when the MOO's computer was rebooted, I lost all
access to it and it's been down everysince. I'm searching for a new host
> (2) From reading the FAQ I've found that I do need to enable outbound
> connections to enable E-Mail to be sent to player requesters. Does this
> interface automatically with sendmail or are there other configurations
> which need to be considered? (running Linux 1.2.8)
Read through the code on $network that sends email. (sendmail and
raw_sendmail I think, but I may be mistaken. It's something like that).
The MOO opens a connection to the port 25 mailer, and sends mail that
way. that's why you need to allow outbound connections for sendmail to work.
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