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security...good idea to enable these?

Discussion in 'Security' started by chadi, May 20, 2004.

  1. chadi

    chadi BANNED

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    is it a good idea to enable smtp tweak and php_open_basedir tweak?

    what are the pros and cons?
     
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    No real cons, only positives. If you force your users to authenticate it helps reduce spam. By enabling open_base it forces users to only be able to run scripts in their own directories. They can't access things normally from php/cgi like /usr/bin/gcc. It is just another line of security defense.
     
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    When you say authenticate are you referring to for example in Outlook, "server requires authentication" like that?
     
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    or is it referred to as "secure password authentication (SPA)"?
     
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    SMTP Authentification, my server requires
     
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    SMTP Tweak

    At the SMTP Tweak page the checkbox says:

    _ Allow connections to localhost on port 25.

    Is it more secure to allow or disallow?
     
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