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From "Jacob Coby" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Strange, Disconcerting Access Log Entries
Date Mon, 04 Nov 2002 15:44:07 GMT
> This is not the same problem, . . .but has anyone seen anything like this:
> china relay= reject=550
> 5.7.1 relaying denied IP name lookup failed

I get them all the time, usually 2-3 per day.  With the same china
nnn[n] Pretty much a spammer trying to find open relays. doesn't resolve and doesn't showup in a whois, so it is about
impossible to figure out what network owns that IP.

A traceroute goes back to, which also shows some spamming
attempts. doesn't seem to have a website :-)

It looks like you don't have a problem with open relaying, but you can
always check your server with and be absolutely sure.


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