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  1. #1

    SPAM - Need Help FAST - please


    I just looked at Top Email Relayers and here is the stats

    User Domain Messages Sent Total Bytes Sent
    nobody 12980 79869978
    cpanel 9 18146
    root 2 39037

    nobody has sent 12980 E-mails!!! I looked further

    Time Sent Message Id Sender Destination Size in Bytes
    2004-04-21 00:07:31 1BFr1t-0004vR-3 [email protected] [email protected] 6152
    2004-04-20 19:58:19 1BFqgg-0006K8-W [email protected] [email protected] 6146
    2004-04-20 17:20:31 1BFrNY-0003ej-H [email protected] [email protected] 6150
    2004-04-20 16:53:48 1BFqg1-0005pf-W [email protected] [email protected] 6144

    and there is a huge list of them... how do I stop him?

    Please help.

  2. #2
    If anyone has experience with this, and can do something please drop a reply, I be glad to pay...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    It will most likely be a php mailer, or an exploited php script. Usually php runs as nobody...

    I suggest you get your server admin on to this ASAP.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    look for a formmail script:

    locate *orm*ail.*

    that will bring back any formmail scripts running.

  5. #5
    damn, I can't believe he already sent 12980 since this morning... seems he was using FormMail which I just disabled.

    any ideas if i'm in the SPAM list already?

  6. #6
    btw, there is a usefull option in WHM which I never noticed before:

    Prevent the user 'nobody' from sending out mail to remote addresses (php and cgi scripts generally run as nobody if you are not using phpsuexec and suexec respectively.)

    ok, so do you guys have this checked? what happens to the PHP scripts?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Twin Cities Area
    if you enable that, i hear there is big trouble!

    besides, he is your client, right?
    if you haven't considered chapter 7 bankruptcy, maybe you should.
    eliminate your debt, keep the property you want, most people qualify.
    contrary to popular belief - no attorney is necessary!

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