Re: security weakness

Hello Remko: sorry to bother you again,after e mailing freebsd-security@xxxxxxxxxxx mailing list, got a reply by the list moderator rejecting my message,stating that there is no valid message from that address,sugesting yet another email address, it doubts the authenticity of your recomendation
Remko, you sugested I should look into securing my emailserver installation by preventing unauthorized access.
you are of the opinion that ICMP PING is not the cause of spam mailrelaying.
could I ask you if my Apple mac is any risk due to the PING portal being open?
if so would you advice me on what to do?
Thanks again.
On Sunday, June 03, 2007, at 11:30PM, "Remko Lodder" <remko@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hello Sam,

First of all thank you for taking the time to email the FreeBSD
Security Team. I feel however that this is not the right place
to help you out here. I think you are better of on the
freebsd-security@xxxxxxxxxxx mailinglist instead of the Security Team.

That said: If your email server was being abused by someone you
need to look into securing your email server installation by
preventing unauthorized access (only relay for domains that
you own and are authorative for, deny the rest), ICMP PING is
most likely (in my opinion) not the cause of your server being
abused of spam mail relaying.

Goodluck resolving this issue!

On Fri, June 1, 2007 5:23 pm, sam garcia wrote:
hello secteam:would like to report a security weakness spotted in a
security check by my broadband server tiscali.
security was prompted by inability to send new mails through tiscali mail
system,had to change password with them,caused by feed back from
,it informed me that my email was used to send junk mail through tiscali .
security check spotted the icmp,ping portal open to hackers, as i am
novice in computers ,would like to ask your advice, please could you help?
many thanks.
sam garcia

Kind regards,

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