Re: spam from chinanet
On Wed, 15 Sep 2004, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Don Armstrong <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2004.09.15.1200 +0200]:
> > Can you state unequivocally that there are no present or future
> > users, developers, or other people who would legitimately mail
> > debian.org that use Chinanet?
> They should use their smarthosts.
I guess that means that you can't state it unequivocally. [And it's
not like upstream SMTP servers don't get added to RBLs... the one I'm
using from here has been added a few times.]
> > That being said, I personally see no reason not to use RBLs that
> > include such ips to increase the spamassassin score of messages...
> > but placement on RBLs should never be enough to cause a message to
> > be get a hard reject from Debian mailing lists or d.o.
> And I find it unacceptable that debian.org machines relay spam.
I don't like the idea of it either, but allowing some spam through is
better than arbitrarily blocking legitimate messages based solely on
the netblock of their origin.
Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n'y a plus rien
a ajouter, mais quand il n'y a plus rien a retrancher.
(Perfection is apparently not achieved when nothing more can be added,
but when nothing else can be removed.)
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupe'ry, Terres des Hommes