More SPAM?

David While David.While at UCE.AC.UK
Fri Nov 7 15:15:30 GMT 2003

If someone sends it to me I'll happily host it on my website.
David While
Technical Development Manager
Faculty of Computing, Information & English
University of Central England
Tel: 0121 331 6211

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Sent: 07 November 2003 15:14
Subject: Re: More SPAM?

On Fri, Nov 07, 2003 at 10:06:57AM -0500, Denis Beauchemin wrote:
> Hi,

> We've had those compromised Windows also and it really put a high load
> (and big backlog) on our MS servers.

> I wrote a Perl script that watches my maillog every 5 minutes (root's
> crontab) and if there are more than 80% of incoming mail from one IP
> address it blocks it in ipchains/iptables, stops MS and sendmail,
> removes all undelivered mail containing that IP address from the spool
> directories, restarts MS (and sendmail) and sends an email to our
> security group about it.

> It works fine on our RH 7.3 and 9 systems.

> If anyone is interested, I can post it.

Yes, please. Or perhaps someone is willing to host it on a website?

Mike Andrews
mikea at
Tired old sysadmin

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