Scanning By Domain
jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Feb 21 14:06:24 GMT 2002
At 12:33 21/02/2002, you wrote:
>is there no way to exclude domains from being scanned
>as we host around 400-500 sites per server and instead of including
>them all in the file it would be great if one could exclude domain names
>from being scanned by just adding them to a file
>is this already planned ?
I've hit another problem. Say you get a message to someone at otherdomain.com
from someone at yourdomain.com. You say you don't want to scan yourdomain.com
but otherdomain.com isn't owned by you. Presumably you don't want to scan
But if otherdomain.com *is* owned by you, and you don't say anything about
it, then should I scan the message or not?
I cannot guarantee that you will list every single domain you own in one of
Also, if you only use the "don't scan" list (and the "do scan" list is
empty, which is what you say you want), then I would still end up scanning
everything entering/leaving your site as one of the addresses would be
outside of your control and hence not in the "don't scan" list.
If you own both domains, and 1 of them appears in the "do scan" list and
the other appears in the "don't scan" list, then what do I do?
I'm not at all sure this can actually be done. Saying "don't scan the
message if any of the domains appears in the 'don't scan' list" is not the
right answer. Saying "don't scan the message if all of the domains appear
in the 'don't scan' list" is also not the right answer.
If someone can come up with a set of logical rules that cover every
situation, then I'll revisit this problem. But until then it is going to
have to stay as it is.
>From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK]On
>Behalf Of Julian Field
>Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 13:16
>To: MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
>Subject: Scanning By Domain
>I have modified the behaviour of the domains.to.scan.conf file slightly, in
>response to a request from a user.
>Whereas before, adding "domain.com" to the file would cause all mail to/from
> address at domain.com
>to be scanned, it will now also cause all mail to/from
> address at anything.domain.com
>to be scanned as well.
>I haven't yet got a release date for the next version (this is the only
>change since the last version), and that will include this code.
>If you want the code earlier, please ask and I'll mail it to you. If enough
>people ask, I'll do a new release just for this.
>Julian Field Teaching Systems Manager
>jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
>Tel. 023 8059 2817 University of Southampton
> Southampton SO17 1BJ
Julian Field Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817 University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ
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