Subject: Re: Please make it stop..
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Wolfgang Rupprecht <email@example.com>
Date: 06/11/1998 15:51:31
firstname.lastname@example.org (Ted Lemon) writes:
> > 2.) Gateways: Several sites provide local mail-to-news gateways
> > for the NetBSD lists, which both reduces the amount of work the list
> > servers have to do, and helps users to keep up with the high volume of
> > lists like current-users. If we had a members-only policy, users at
> > these sites would not be able to post questions to any of our lists.
> Right. This is where most of the spam comes from. Shut 'em down.
Please explain. I gateway all my mailing lists into my local news
server. How does this increase spam? Did the recent jesus-spam come
from a news gatway? My logs show it as direct-dialup spam. Most of
the stuff I see is mostly direct-dialup or relay-rape.
Jun 10 23:05:49 capsicum sendmail: XAA07148: from=<John@3.16>, size=0, class=0, pri=0, nrcpts=0, proto=SMTP, relay=houasc24-181.flash.net [184.108.40.206]
Jun 10 23:05:49 capsicum sendmail: XAA07148: ruleset=check_rcpt, arg1=<email@example.com>, relay=houasc24-181.flash.net [220.127.116.11], reject=501 <firstname.lastname@example.org>... Sender domain must exist
Incidentlly this actually helps me reduce the bounces I get when a
mailing list is misconfigured. Some mailing lists bounce
final-delivery errors to the original envelope from. (This isn't a
problem with netbsd-*, but there are quite a few clueless folks
running mailing lists that never configure their systems to reset the
envelope from to point to their list-admin address.)
Wolfgang Rupprecht <email@example.com>