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Re: What to return for AUTH tcp/113 requests?

On Thu, 29 May 2003 19:29:52 +0530, Raghavendra Bhat wrote:

>moseley posts:
>>> it's not  good to just  drop the auth  (ident) requests --  IIRC it
>>> makes mail clients delay.
>>> the question is how should they be rejected?
>I dunno  why you say  that a drop  makes the client delay.   Maybe you
>should ULDROP  it and log the  ident/whatever request on  a port using

Dropping the request in fact DOES make the client wait until it gets a timeout.

One should REJECT the request instead, probably using "port unreachable."

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