[ale] mail headers question

Geoffrey esoteric at 3times25.net
Wed Aug 25 20:50:13 EDT 2004

Chris Ricker wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Aug 2004, Geoffrey wrote:
>>Chris Ricker wrote:
>>>What are the headers and your network topology?
>>I have a linux based firewall that sits between my lan and my dsl 
>>connection.  Here's the header that concerns me:
>>Received: from 66-23-211-34.clients.speedfactory.net[] 	
>>	(helo=[])	by mrelay.perfora.net with ESMTP
>>	(Nemesis),	id 0MKyxe-1C065r0A4k-000612;
>>	Wed, 25 Aug 2004 18:18:11 -0400
>>Note the reference to  What puzzles me is the 
>>conversation per ethereal indicates that is doing all the 
>>talking to the smtp server. is my static ip.
> Fix Mozilla and / or your hostname. Mozilla (assuming that's the MUA that
> you used then too) thinks its hostname is, so that's what it
> sends in the HELO / EHLO

It must be a problem with Mozilla.  If I set the smtp server to 
localhost, the problem goes away.  If it's set to another smtp server 
(external), the problem exists.

So, when you say fix Mozilla....

Until later, Geoffrey       Registered Linux User #108567
                             AT&T Certified UNIX System Programmer - 1995

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