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From "Aaron Wolfe" <aawo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Experimental - use my server for your high fake MX record
Date Wed, 07 May 2008 22:37:44 GMT
On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 5:44 PM, John Hardin <jhardin@impsec.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 7 May 2008, Aaron Wolfe wrote:
>
>  If you just want IPs, maybe instead of running an SMTP service that 450s,
> > you would want to use a packet filter like iptables instead.  You could get
> > the IPs simply by what packets you saw come in to port 25 and noone would
> > have to worry you were stealing their mail.
> >
>
> (1) Mark is trying to collect data on how the remote MTA behaves when
> presented with a 451 tmpfail result. A firewall rule can't do that.
>

>From his message: "I'm not interested in the content of the message or
anything other than catching the IP addresses of virus infected spam bots.
That's all I want to do."


>
> (2) If someone doesn't trust him when he says "I won't accept or read your
> mail", why will they trust him if he says "I have it firewalled off"?
>

Because you can very easily check for yourself to see that this is true.

-Aaron


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