Subject: Re: pkgsrc survey
To: None <,>
From: Tillman Hodgson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/05/2005 12:59:25
On Wed, Oct 05, 2005 at 09:52:02AM -0400, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> Tillman Hodgson wrote:
> >
> >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.

I do have a real, properly configured two-tier mail system. I also have
an internal mail domain to handle root emails from daily jobs. It
doesn't use a "real" TLD. Internal hosts without local users use that
domain instead of the real domain.

Unless you want statistics on package usage only for workstations, shell
servers and perimeter hosts, I maintain that this is a real issue. It's
a different set of stat's than I thought, but if that's what you're
looking for I can understand why you have things configured the way they


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