Not sure if this is a problem and whether is persists in newer versions.
Anyway, it's fairly simple:
here's a snip from ifconfig
tun0: flags=8051<UP,POINTOPOINT,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1524
inet 126.96.36.199 --> 188.8.131.52 netmask 0xffffff00
Now, I can ping the other end of this line at the moment.
(I'm running ppp -alias -auto <myprovider>)
So, I type ifconfig tun0 down, and I can _STILL_ ping the other end of
the line ? really that doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
Either I'm missing something or this is really odd.
Secondly, this machine does name lookups even on local emails, I haven't
got the faintest idea where to try and stop this, as I don't want to have
to hack sendmail.cf
The best hack option so far seems to be to set a dfilter for ppp so that
it won't dial out unless a machine other than the one with the modem is
trying to initialise the connection.
I thought I needed these lines in my config file..
set dfilter 0 deny 184.108.40.206
set dfilter 2000 permit 0/0 0/0
For some reason this doesn't work, I'm not sure why.
This ia basically for an intranet router, which can handle internal and
external mail, but I don't want the connection coming up because person A
sends person B mail internally on the machine.... using PoP though, but
that shouldn't make much difference, even typing this sets of my modem :
root@visnet01# mail root
<---- modem makes connection now ---->
I don't want to have to run a DNS here to set this machine as it's mail
exchanger, and this machine shouldn't need a mail exchanger for local
I just don't get it anymore =(
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