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On Thu, Apr 01, 2010 at 12:50:04PM -0600, Glenn English wrote:
> On Apr 1, 2010, at 12:25 PM, Victor Duchovni wrote:
> >> Is it possible to use postfix as a reverse proxy for my SMTP server?
> > Yes, but why?
> Because I was told over on the mailop list that it needs to be done
> for security reasons, and I'm looking into whether to believe it or not.
What is the "it" that has to be done for "security reasons". Normally
Postfix is a store/forward MTA not a reverse proxy, and this is likely
more secure, because SMTP commands are fully generated by Postfix,
rather than proxied through.
If you don't need proxy-mode for non-security reasons, you don't need
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