From: mouss (no email)
Date: Fri Aug 24 2007 - 12:26:21 EDT
Peter Rabbitson wrote:
> mouss wrote:
>> Peter Rabbitson wrote:
>>> My problem is 2) . I am not really sure what will Postfix do if it
>>> has to connect to 22.214.171.124 and I have:
>>> inet_interfaces = 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 10.0.0.1
>>> smtp_bind_address =
>> why not
>> smtp_bind_address = 0.0.0.0
>> so that your ip stuff handles the rest?
> Because the explanation at
> http://www.postfix.org/postconf.5.html#inet_interfaces confuses me. I am
> left with the impression that this is a bad thing to do, as right next
> to it a sentence says "A better solution for multi-homed firewalls...".
It says that if you use inet_interfaces to limit the IPs on which smtpd
listens, then this also applies to the smtp client. so you need to use
smtp_bind_address=0.0.0.0 so that the smtp client uses 0.0.0.0 as its
IP, and 0.0.0.0 (INADDR_ANY) means the kernel will chose the IP based on
where the packet goes.
The alternative is to not use inet_interfaces and put explicit IPs in
smtpd lines in master.cf. However, inet_interfaces is used in other
places (header rewrite, ...) so you'd better check that you don't need
it there before making a decision.