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Re: Postfix is spammer-friendly by default on potato and woody

On Thu, Nov 02, 2000 at 02:24:36AM -0900, Ethan Benson wrote:
> > mail-abuse.org just test relaying...and postfix fails the test, but doesn't
> it fails? since when?  or rather what are you defining as failure?  in
> my tests it refused to relay each and every attempt from them.  

The default (not only Debian, but also Postfix default) configuration
accpets something like this:

rcpt to: <nobody%mail-abuse.org@your_hostname_or_your_ip>,

but throws it away later, because there is no local user

But I might be wrong by now...my main.cf is very personalized for quite
a long time now and I haven't tested the defaults lately.

So, Postfix appears to be an open relay to the stupid mail-abuse.org
test, because the test does not confirm the relay when it receives its
message back, but right after it gives it away.

> yes, those option then only protect local users from receiving crap,
> but has nothing to do with relaying spam.  
> so my question now is postfix a open relay by default or not?  



Floppy now, hard later.

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