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Re: Now the idiots at ORBS are probing random dial-ups

  • From: Steve Sobol
  • Date: Tue Aug 22 01:20:33 2000

Chris Adams wrote:

> As for ORBS: I have had several customers with open relays lately (which
> they've shut as soon as we notified them).  A couple of them used our
> primary mail server as a smarthost, so ORBS listed it as well.  In each
> case, ORBS failed to notify us of the listing at all.  We only found out
> when our customers had mail blocked at servers using ORBS.

I got notified when ORBS found one of the servers under my care to be 

Ah. Here's the copy of the notification that I got. They send to
[email protected] and
[email protected]
That.Is.Found.To.Be.Open[0]. Question is, is someone answering 
[email protected]?

[0] My particular problem was with The notification
went to [email protected] and [email protected] I 
believe ORBS uses rDNS to get the hostname of the mail server, but
you'd have to ask Alan Brown to be sure.

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