[ExchangeList] Re: Sharing SMTP namespace

  • From: "Taylor, George" <GTaylor@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 10:25:02 -0700

Dude, you have a serious problem, so ignore looking at log trends right
now, your routing is the very least of your worries.  You host 185
seperate domains!!!!!! and don't have access to your Unix boxes?????
Someone who quit or was terminated DOES have access?????  Probably not
just Unix, that user I'm sure has access to a domain admin account as
Number 1, buy some kneepads, cuz your gonna be on your knees begging for
your customer's forgivness.  Then, using whatever means needed, get back
controller of your network, (go as far as hiring a hacker to get it back
for you if needed) once you have control secure it properly.  That
includes hiring a consultant to hack your network and show you where all
the backdoors are, and believe me they are there!!  Password changes
policies, when an Admin leaves all accounts that have power get their
passwords changed within a short period of time, we go 30 minutes.
Now that you have your network back take a look at the logs and hope to
continue getting a paycheck.
George Taylor
Systems Programmer
Regional Health Inc.


From: Frank [mailto:fhardwic@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 8:03 AM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Sharing SMTP namespace

Thanks, and I agree.
The easiest WOULD be to look thru the sendmail logs, IF I could get
access to them.  The admin of those machines left the company, and took
with him passwords that would provide access.  Thats why I'm looking for
a "view" into the traffic via Exchange.  I'm also the Unix/Sendmail guy
for the Enterprise, but not for that remote business unit that was

Jon Spriggs <jon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

        -------------------------------------------------------I'm not
hugely knowledgeable about Exchange (part of the reason I
        joined this list), but from a Unix perspective, probably the
        thing to do would be to setup a cron job on the sendmail servers
        mail you the rotated logs on a daily basis. This should be
fairly easy
        to setup. I'll see if anyone suggests an exchange way of doing
        easier, and if not, I'll knock together a small script for you.
        On 1/3/07, Frank wrote:
        > Our enterprise hosts 185 SMTP domains, including a few that
that belong to
        > companies acquired over the past couple of years. We've
implemented the
        > SMTP domain namespace sharing as referenced in this kb article
        > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321721 with good success.
        > My challenge is, now that we are folding these all into one
        > cluster, I need to be able to see what mail is still be routed
out through
        > the SMTP connectors to the legacy sendmail servers. The
sendmail admins are
        > no longer with the company, so looking at those logs will be
dificult at
        > best. I need to be able to see, on the Exchange 2000/2003
side, what emails
        > are being routed to those downstream hosts.
        > Suggestions?
        > Frank Hardwick
        > Enterprise Messaging
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