upgrade office server

Jan Rinze janrinze at home.nl
Fri Aug 3 16:54:12 EDT 2007

Hi All,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: netwinder-bounces at netwinder.org [mailto:netwinder-
> bounces at netwinder.org] On Behalf Of Ralph Siemsen
> Sent: donderdag 2 augustus 2007 13:57
> To: Georgescu Gabriel
> Cc: netwinder at netwinder.org
> Subject: Re: upgrade office server
> On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 11:25:23AM +0300, Georgescu Gabriel wrote:
> > I understand that i can upgrade my office server with the image base-
> nw9.tar
> > bz2 with web interface included. Is that correct? If anyone could
> tell me if
> > it worked on Office Server and if it could be done by a beginner  in
> Linux
> No, the nw9 image does not include a web interface.  It is possible
> to install a web server (Apache), and then several web-based admin
> tools are possible, but I would not recommend this for beginners.
> > And also please tell me if it is possible on the Office server to
> stop
> > hackers of using my email from sending spam.
> Do you think your netwinder has been taken over by hackers and they
> are using it to send out spam?  If so you need to determine how they
> gained access (most likely password was compromised?).

If you have Sendmail or another mail server setup your server might be doing
Disable relaying in sendmail (or your other mail-server) should stop
spammers from using your mail server for sending spam.

I have seen this before on a Netwinder.. pretty ugly if you get a reprimand
of your ISP..

> Or are you asking about other people who recieve spam emails that seem
> to be "From" you?  Sadly, the "From" address is very easily forged, and
> there is little you can do about it.  If you look at the headers of
> such
> a forged message, you'll see that it never passed through your
> netwinder.  The only way to stop these is on the receiver end, by
> adding
> verification check to make sure the message really came from you.  Or
> to
> keep track of known spammer addresses and block them, again on the
> receiver side, this is known as "RBL" (Realtime Blocking Lists).

Indeed.. apparently the mail-servers of many ISPs are not setup cleverly
enough. It has always surprised me that any email address coming from forged
"From" address do not get checked for being genuine..

Jan Rinze.

> -R
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