[nos-bbs] new smtp gateway options

Bob Tenty bobtenty at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 17:11:23 EST 2011

I'm and it was very quick that you coded those changes.

One question about:
"Force sends ALL smtp requests to the gateway before anything else"

I assume it still checks the rewrite file, etc before it forces 
everything to the smtp gateway?



On 11-12-15 11:44 AM, Maiko Langelaar wrote:
> I think this will make a few people happy (I hope). In fact what makes
> this even nicer (for me anyways) is that I have been able to make this
> work by reusing and reorganizing the SDRE (smtp deny relay exceptions)
> code. This is available via RSYNC - for those running an older version
> and refuse to move up, let me know what version you're using. Thanks.
> I've tested this enough to see that it works, this is new code, so test
> the crap out of it please before you decide to put it into production. I
> have added a bit of debugging to the main JNOS log file (just so u know).
> Two new subcommands have been added to the smtp gateway syntax :
>    smtp ga mode [original|force|first|last]
>    smtp ga exception add ip mask
>    smtp ga exception delete ip mask
>    smtp ga exception  (to list)
> The original way to define the gateway remains the same :
>    smtp ga [A.B.C.D | none]
> If mode is not specified, JNOS will function the old way. Force sends
> ALL smtp requests to the gateway before anything else. FIRST does the
> same,
> but allows for exceptions. Why have a FORCE ? For emergencies perhaps,
> where you normally want to run FIRST (which implies exceptions). LAST
> is a mode I have not thought about yet, ideas are welcome.
> Example (this is what I am currently running on my system) :
>     smtp ga A.B.C.D
>     smtp t4 60        # 1 minute timeout
>     smtp ga mode first
>     # send everything to gateway except 44 stations, they go direct
>     smtp ga exception add 0xff000000
>     # other exceptions (examples) - you can have as many as you want
>     smtp ga exception add E.F.G.0  0xffffff00
>     smtp ga exception add X.Y.Z.Z  0xffffffff
> For those of you that use the SDRE (smtp deny relay exception) code,
> it's the same syntax. Let me know what you think, what you like, what
> you don't like, and so on.
> Maiko
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