What is SMTP Re-Direct

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by dellsweig, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member


    What is the SMTP redirect option in DD-WRT 22 (admin screen)??

    How and why would I enable this for a home network??

  2. MBChris

    MBChris Network Guru Member

    Intersting question, ill also like to know that !
  3. MBChris

    MBChris Network Guru Member

    Sorry, BUMP
  4. bigjohns

    bigjohns Network Guru Member

    SMTP is a mail server protocol.

    So, perhaps they're allowing you to redirect all outgoing email to go to a single web server. This would/could be useful in a cafe or hotel type environment where you want to restrict how much outgoing mail can be generated from your IP address - so you'd block port 25 and redirect.

    THis would keep worms from sending 10k messages from one guys computer - your smtp server would throttle that, or simply bounce him if you use virus scannign...

    Just my thoughts, so BrainSlayer is free to correct me.
  5. MBChris

    MBChris Network Guru Member

    Thank you, thought about Virusscanning on a local server so i was not too wrong ....
  6. Grooby

    Grooby Network Guru Member

    I am bringing this subject back from the dead cause I am not sure how to do this.

    I am guessing the SMTP destination = the redirect SMTP server
    but what is source network?

    basically I want to redirect all outgoing email from my internal network to my ISP provider's smtp server.
  7. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    the network from where are the requests located. only smtp requests from this network are redirected to this new smtp server
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