Bug 18363 - Sendmail listens on port 587
Sendmail listens on port 587
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sendmail (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Florian La Roche
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Reported: 2000-10-04 17:57 EDT by John Eckerdal
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-05 21:47:46 EDT
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Description John Eckerdal 2000-10-04 17:57:06 EDT
Updated sendmail to 8.11 (RedHat 7 version) and now sendmail listens on
port 587.
Why is that?
Since it is sendmail is linked to cyrus-sasl and OpenLDAP it might be
because of that.
(But then again - we do not use LDAP or SASL here).
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-10-05 21:47:44 EDT
It's the MSA service sendmail now provides.  Quoting the release notes:

        sendmail implements RFC 2476 (Message Submission), e.g., it can
                now listen on several different ports.  Use:
                O DaemonPortOptions=Name=MSA, Port=587, M=E
                to run a Message Submission Agent (MSA); this is turned
                on by default in m4-generated .cf files; it can be turned
                off with FEATURE(`no_default_msa').

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