Re: Openssh and sendmail signatures

From: Johannes Ullrich (
Date: 09/11/02

Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 12:13:15 -0400
From: "Johannes Ullrich" <>

> How do I prevent Openssh telling which version is running?
> Likewise with sendmail? (I know you'll tell med to use another MTA..).

openssh: you need to patch the source afaik. no simple solution.

sendmail: in, look for:
# SMTP initial login message (old $e macro)
O SmtpGreetingMessage=$j Sendmail $v/$Z; $b

$j - hostname (see line that starts with 'Dj' )
$Z - version (see line that starts with 'DZ' )
$b - time

Its recommended to keep $j , in order to identify the name servers
host name. other then that, just change it...

O SmtpGreetingMessage=$j My_Supermailer - Do not relay.

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