I've lost the original message, this is a copy and paste from the archive.
For a refreshing of the mind I included the complete original message below.
Since we've experienced a major outbreak of virusses at the company I work for and
ppl are allowed to send smtp to other hosts (company rule, it's stupid I know) I
was forced to try this, because we would get cut off by or provider if I had no
I can say it works !
Maybe this is also possible for the transparent proxy thingy ppl ask for so often !
Met vriendelijke groet,
Sure, we know Unix, we've seen it in Jurassic Park...
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From: "Jonathan De Graeve" <Jonathan dot De dot Graeve at imelda dot be>
To: "Chris Buechler" <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
Cc: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] NAT question: redirect all outgoing SMTP to or own
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 22:51:27 +0200
It surely would piss me off to and would hate it if my ISP would do that
but indeed its for the clueless users who don't know how to change there
My clients are located on LAN, SMTP server is located on WAN
Will the rules be something like this then?
<descr>redirect SMTP to WAN SMTP server</descr>
Jonathan De Graeve
Jonathan dot de dot graeve at imelda dot be
Van: Chris Buechler [mailto:cbuechler at gmail dot com]
Verzonden: donderdag 29 september 2005 22:41
CC: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Onderwerp: Re: [m0n0wall] NAT question: redirect all outgoing SMTP to or
On 9/29/05, Chris Bagnall <m0n0wall at minotaur dot cc> wrote:
> I'd have to put it down as "very annoying" actually.
Agreed and it'd piss me off for sure, but I understand the necessity
of it for 99.9% of clueless users out there.
I recall something in the archives about somebody doing something
similar using a hacked NAT rule.
Like manually put something like this in your config.xml backup and
<descr>redirect SMTP to LAN SMTP server</descr>
where 192.168.1.5 is your SMTP server.
That might really screw stuff up though, so test it thoroughly first
to make sure it has no unintended consequences (if it works at all).
If someone tries it, please let me know if it works.