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Re: potential smail security bug

On Tue, 3 Nov 1998 00:31:33 -0800 (PST), George Bonser wrote:

>Remote site connects to your mail server. In the reverse DNS lookup, the
>remote admin has pointed the in-addr.arpa PTR record to your mailhosts
>name. The forward and reverse lookups do not match, smail warns of the
>discrepancy in the log file but accepts the mail anyway. In this case, the
>host gives a trusted HELO and has a trusted reverse DNS though the forward
>DNS (look up the hostname, find the IP address) does not match.

    Hrm, odd.  Wonder if Exim or Sendmail are susceptable to this?

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