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Question Firewall question for Virtual Users/domains using postfix/courier/MySQL

I completed the howto on virtual domains/user with postfix,courier,MySQL and have been testing for a while. I then wanted to add a firewall so I followed the howto http://www.howtoforge.com/linux_iptables_sarge by themachine. I used the following lines for my iptables configuration:

# iptables -A INPUT -s -d -p tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT
# iptables -A INPUT -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT
# iptables -A FORWARD -i eth0 -m state --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT
# iptables -A OUTPUT -m state --state NEW,RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT
# iptables -A INPUT -d -p tcp --dport 25 -j ACCEPT
# iptables -A INPUT -d -p tcp --dport 143 -j ACCEPT
# iptables -A INPUT -d -p tcp --dport 110 -j ACCEPT
# iptables -A INPUT -d -s -j ACCEPT
# iptables -A INPUT -j REJECT
# iptables -A FORWARD -j REJECT

After saving this configuration, the mail stopped coming through. I was able to trace the mail logs and see that postfix was not able to connect to MySQL. I was getting errors saying:

Jan 24 18:18:58 cronos postfix/proxymap[2458]: warning: connect to mysql server Can't connect to MySQL server on '' (111)


So I ran this command:

# iptables -I INPUT 5 -d -s -j ACCEPT

This fixed the problem but I am just wanted to make sure this was the correct thing to do or if there is a better way to do this. I am a n00b so I just wanted to make sure that I am not doing anything wrong that will compromise the system.

Thanks in advance for your help and thanks to all of those who work on this site. It has definitely been a great help to me.
Jason Gerdes
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