On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 9:38 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> So, the real questions from the linux.ie sysadmin perspective then
> become: (1) Is there some way to programmatically describe where users of
> that domain send mail from? (SPFv2's RR syntax permits fairly complex
Do people actually use their linux.ie addresses to *send* mail? I was
assuming for the most part that they were basically novelty aliases. If
people wanted to use them as mail source addresses, I'd be very much
inclined to move the whole shooting match to GMail f.y.d.
(2) In the event that linux.ie permits and expects people to be able to
> send regular, unauthenticated port-25 mail from anywhere and everywhere,
> and seriously expects it to not smell spammy in consequence, how's that
> approach working out for you in 2009? Most places, that become an
> administrative disaster around a decade back, at minimum tarnishing
> one's domain's reputation past what sysadmins usually are willing to
> endure. Most places therefore long ago noticed the change of millennium
> and deployed RFC2476 SMTP AUTH or similar for their roaming users.
There are no such users of linux.ie. There are a few vanity aliases (and of
course the MLs), none of which are email *sources* to any real extent. If
it turns out that people actually are using those vanity aliases as primary
mail sources, then I'd be much keener to implement more secure solutions.
However, I don't believe that to be the case.
Your condescension is, as ever, appreciated...
Colm Buckley / colm at tuatha.org / +353 87 2469146
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