> = Martin List-Petersen
>> = Paolo Marchiori
>> BTW, someone pointed out that this can be a pain for dialup clients;
Dialup clients really should be using their ISP's smtp server, or some
other server which automatically whitelists them. On an intermittent
connection like dialup, there's no other way to ensure that their
emails are sent in an RFC-compliant fashion.
>> I point out that this can be easily solved implementing SMTP AUTH
>> (and furthermore enhancing security implementing TLS - which is
>> if using a fairly decent SMTP server <flamebait>ie,
This would be *possible*, but mildly pointless, as Martin points out.
I've implemented greylisting on a server which is the MX for a pretty
busy domain; to implement auth, I'd have to distribute auth keys to
everyone who's likely to email that domain, which isn't really
practical. AUTH+TLS is most useful when you want to send email via
"your" server and you want to make sure you're not spoofed - eg: I have
AUTH+TLS running on camulus, which is the server I use to send personal
> Besides, if you checked Colm's mail, Linux.ie is running postfix, not
> sendmail and even on sendmail it's no problem to get TLS, SMTP-AUTH or
> alike to work.
It's not *trivial* on Postfix-on-Debian, but neither is it particularly
difficult. The main obstacle was figuring out what keys to use in the
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