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Essential Check Point™ FireWall-1® NG: An Installation, Configuration, and Troubleshooting Guide by Dameon D. Welch-Abernathy

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The SMTP Security Server

The SMTP Security Server is used to prevent certain types of mail from passing your gateway. The SMTP Security Server is enabled when the following situations are true.

  • There is a line that permits in.asmtpd to start up in $FWDIR/conf/fwauthd.conf. This line is present by default.

  • A valid resource is defined and used in your security policy.

The proper line for the SMTP Security Server in $FWDIR/conf/fwauthd.conf looks like this (with no comment character, #, at the beginning of the line):

25       fwssd       in.asmtpd       wait    0

If this line is not present or is commented out, the SMTP Security Server will not run, and any process that relies on it will fail.

The SMTP Security Server acts a bit differently than the other Security ...

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