Ignoring first hop (backup-mx)

am.lists am.lists at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 23:39:41 IST 2007

On 8/27/07, Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com> wrote:
> 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.

Ding ding ding! That's it! I knew it was in there, I just couldn't
remember what it was.

Thanks Scott.


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