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Re: Problem sending to Alioth lists?

On Tue, 29 Aug 2006, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
> On the other hand, I already tried to discuss that problem with you
> guys (alioth admin team) in May 2006; nothing really came out of
> it. Wichert questioned that it was a problem at all, I (tried to)
> explain why it was a problem, nothing further happened.
> More testing suggests that costa is behind a firewall that _very_
> severely curtails ICMP; I cannot ping any host from costa (although I
> can reach them alright over TCP). The fact that costa does not
> ICMP-reply "port unreachable" (or TCP-reset) on rfc1413 TCP
> connections creates delays that make your sender callback fail for no
> good reason when dealing with hosts that do rfc1413 callbacks with a
> timeout bigger than your callback timeout.

First of all, at that time I had no contacts with the local admin, only
Wichert had them.

Second, very few people have ident check in their SMTP configuration, so
it's not like your configuration is very common.

Anyway, I sent a mail to the local admin to know if we could loosen the
firewalling rules concerning ICMP. Feel free to ask for news in a few

Raphaël Hertzog

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