Re: anti-spam package
And what about people that use fetchmail to grab mail from
their ISP? It delivers mail via the local SMTP server and
lets the local MDA deliver the mail. Changing /etc/hosts.allow
will not block spammers for fetchmail users either. I currently
still use procmail as my MDA, and I just have a giant .procmailrc
to try and > /dev/null all the sites that spam me. Better ideas
are welcomed, but I don't think adjusting hosts.allow is going to
do the job for me.
Erik B. Andersen Web: http://www.inconnect.com/~andersen/
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On Thu, 14 Aug 1997, Remco Blaakmeer wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Aug 97 22:53 PDT , Bruce Perens wrote:
> > I am assembling the no-spam package. It writes entries to the /etc/hosts.allow
> > file. Should I:
> > 1. Divert /etc/hosts.allow to my package.
> > 2. Include a script that edits hosts.allow with each update.
> > 3. Extend tcpd to add file inclusion to hosts.allow and hosts.deny
> What are you going to do for people who use xinetd, which doesn't use tcpd
> at all (so their /etc/hosts.allow file is never read)?
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