Ignoring first hop (backup-mx)

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Mon Aug 27 21:47:03 IST 2007

am.lists spake the following on 8/27/2007 1:03 PM:
> I'm on the verge of moving hosting providers.
> Unfortunately, I'm moving the place where my two primary proxies live
> (MailScanner 4.58 at the moment, upgrade comes soon, Postfix 2.2.2,
> and ClamAV).
> I have an agreement with a buddy of mine to provide me with backup-mx
> services for the next couple of days while I do the move.
> But... I don't know what his filtering has to offer (if any), and I
> don't want to inadvertently take in a bunch of junk because I have to
> w/l his box.
> Once the move is finished and I'm up and running on the other side,
> how do I whitelist his IP to receive all of that mail in for my users
> without killing SPF rules and also being able to check that "2nd" hop
> instead of the first hop (which will be his server) against my SA
> rule-based RBLs?
> Sorry if this is an obvious one, but it's not one I've had to deal with yet.
> Angelo
You could put his ip in your trusted networks for spamassasssin. That should 
put the hop before him as the first untrusted network.


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