Subject: Re: pkgsrc survey
To: Tillman Hodgson <>
From: Chuck Swiger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/05/2005 09:52:02
Tillman Hodgson wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 04, 2005 at 02:14:26PM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
>>Please consider installing pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkgsurvey and running it.
>>It will email your hostname, your operating system processor and version, 
>>and list of your installed packages to an email alias setup by a member of 
>>the pkgsrc Project Management Committee.
> I gave it a try on 3 hosts this evening. All three had their email
> bounced, an example of which follows:
>    ----- Transcript of session follows -----                                                                                           
> ... while talking to                                                                                            
>>>>MAIL From:<toor@utu.seekingfire.prv>                                                                                               
> <<< 553 sorry, your envelope sender domain must exist (#5.7.1)                                                                         
> 501 5.6.0 Data format error
> These are internal hosts with no local users (one is a KDC, for example)
> and they're not set up to masquerade the email domain. It seems like a
> poor place to implement that sort of anti-spam measure -- I think you'll
> end up missing a lot of potentially reporting hosts. I suspect it would
> be much more effective to filter based on the message contents and
> formatting (since you control that via pkgsurvey anyway).

Guys, if you don't have a real, properly configured mailserver of your own, use 
your ISP to relay mail.  This involves a one-line change to your sendmail 
config, specificly the SMART_HOST setting.