[techtalk] Qmail and inetd

Aaron Malone aaron at munge.net
Wed Jan 17 18:54:45 EST 2001

On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 10:43:40AM +1100, Mary Gardiner wrote:
> The problem is that Mailman mails by connecting to port 25, and qmail
> considers this being asked to relay mail, which it doesn't like to do.
> Does anyone know how to convince qmail controlled by inetd (not by
> tcpserver, which is what the FAQs are all about) to relay for

Honestly, I don't know how to do this with inetd.  What needs to be done
is that if the connection comes from, inetd should set the
environment variable RELAYCLIENT.  This instructs qmail-smtpd to allow
relaying for that session.  Does anyone who knows inetd better than I know
how to do this?

Alternatively, is there some reason you can't use tcpserver?

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