Subject: Re: OT: - help needed
To: Shannon <>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/28/2002 22:23:00
On Mon, Jan 28, 2002 at 12:05:36PM -0500, Shannon wrote:
> The problem here is that it's possible to have open relays on your
> domain, and you don't have control over that machine. Should you be
> blacklisted in that case? I don't know if Orbz would blacklist in that
> case, but some people have. A company I worked for was blacklisted
> because a customer's machine had an open relay. As I recall, it was
> difficult for us to reverse the situation, and lawyers were involved.

DNS is supposed to be arranged along administrative boundries. If
an organization (company, whatever) cannot control machines in it's
domain then that's a wrong way of arranging DNS. It sounds like
your employeer was a bit clueless in allowing itself to get into
this situation to start with. 
"A method for inducing cats to exercise consists of directing a beam of
invisible light produced by a hand-held laser apparatus onto the floor ...
in the vicinity of the cat, then moving the laser ... in an irregular way
fascinating to cats,..." -- US patent 5443036, "Method of exercising a cat"