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Re: Fun new policy at AOL

  • From: Bruce Pinsky
  • Date: Fri Aug 29 13:57:54 2003

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Omachonu Ogali wrote:
|>trusted-mx.crocker.com uses DNSRTTL (Real Time Trust List) to only
|>accept connections from IPs it trusts.
|
|
| Hate to break up your envisionary experiences and insight into
| reinventing the wheel, but what happened to consideration of
| SMTP authentication?


It's only as good as the strength of your user community's passwords.  A
friend of mine supports a school's servers and they were brute forced the
other day resulting in essentially an open relay for the spammers.  Auth is
nice, but not enough.

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bep

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