rejecting botnets with sendmail

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Thu Nov 2 21:26:49 GMT 2006

On Thu, 2 Nov 2006, Rick Cooper wrote:

>>> deny  message  = rejected because $sender_host_address is
>> in a black list \
>>> 				 at $dnslist_domain $dnslist_text
>>> hosts = !/somedir/Mail_local_net:!/somedir/mail_relay_from_hosts
>>> senders = !/somedir/Mail_sender_white_list.conf
>>> dnslists   = ${readfile{/somedir/mail_rbl_lists}{:}}
>>> Which says, basically, if the host is *not* in my local
>> network list, and
>>> it's not a host I relay for and the sender is not in a
>> special whitelist,
>>> then submit to the rbls listed in /somedir/mail_rbl_lists.
>> If the host is
>>> already excluded the call is never made (wasted). The lists
>> can be changed
>>> without having to do anything with exim, if the file
>> changes exim reads it
>>> again, otherwise it's cached.
>> 4 lines for what sendmail does by default compilation, whoa
> That is inaccurate, I believe. If I just wanted to run the rbl it would be
> dnslists   = ${readfile{/somedir/mail_rbl_lists}{:}}. And the rbl processing

we wernt talking about just RBL, we wer talkng filenames of exclusions as 
well, each to their own i guess


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