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Re: Remote email access
- From: Valdis.Kletnieks
- Date: Wed Feb 05 08:34:53 2003
On Wed, 05 Feb 2003 09:04:08 GMT, Michael.Dillon@radianz.com said:
> What would be the point? Well, if my MTA receives a connection on port 25
> I could look up the source IP address in the LDAP directory to identify
> the owner. Since an LDAP directory can contain arbitrary information
> related to its entries, perhaps I could find out whether or not that
> source IP is registered as an SMTP server and also retrive the abuse email
> address of the organization who has registered this address.
Somebody (Christian Huietma?) did a survey, and 30% of the sites don't even
have working PTR entries in the DNS. Why should you expect enough buy-in
on updating LDAP entries to make the query worth trying?
www.rfc-ignorant.org has a very large database of sites that can't even get
things like 'postmaster@' and 'abuse@' *email* addresses correct.
So you end up penalizing sites that don't have a clue, while the clued spammers
will do this:
% ldap add abuse_contact mailbox="firstname.lastname@example.org"
% cat > ~abuse/.forward
What have you won?
Computer Systems Senior Engineer
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