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rpc.dracd - Dynamic Relay Authorization Control server

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NAME

rpc.dracd - Dynamic Relay Authorization Control server

SYNOPSIS

rpc.dracd [-i ] [ -e expire ] [ dbfile ]

AVAILABILITY

ftp.cc.umanitoba.ca:/src

DESCRIPTION

rpc.dracd is the Dynamic Relay Authorization Control server. It uses the Berkeley db package to maintain a relay authorization map for sendmail, by default /etc/drac/dracd.db. POP and IMAP mail servers make an RPC call to add an entry to the authorization cache after they have authenticated each user. The daemon, rpc.dracd, adds or updates entries in the cache, and periodically expires old entries. Only trusted mail servers are permitted to communicate with rpc.dracd, as controlled by /etc/drac/dracd.allow. If this file does not exist, all local IP addresses are permitted.

Allow File Format

The Allow File file consists of entries of the form:
netmask netaddr
 
where both netmask and netaddr must be dotted quads.

OPTIONS

-i
Initialize the database on startup.
-e expire
Set the expire time limit. expire is the number of minutes the entries will remain in the database. It defaults to 30 minutes.
dbfile
Use a different database file name.
 

FILES

/etc/drac/dracd.db
default database file
/etc/drac/dracd.allow
default allow file.

TCP_WRAPPERS SUPPORT

This rpc.dracd version is protected by the tcp_wrapper library. You have to give the clients access to rpc.dracd if they should be allowed to use it. To allow connects from clients of the .bar.com domain you could use the following line in /etc/hosts.allow:
 
dracd: .bar.com
 
You have to use the daemon name dracd for the daemon name (even if the binary has a different name).
 
For further information please have a look at the tcpd(8) and hosts_access(5) manual pages.
 

SEE ALSO

dracauth(3)

NOTES

The following signals have the specified effect when sent to the server process using the kill(1) command.
SIGTERM
closes the database and terminates the server.
22 Jul 1998 Debian Sid