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Re: and other impatient Postfix mailers everywhere (fwd)

  • From: Chris Adams
  • Date: Thu Aug 02 17:35:30 2001

Once upon a time, Larry Sheldon <[email protected]> said:
> > It is interesting to see some of the sites that not only use(d) the MAPS
> > lists for free, but didn't even bother to do the zone transfer mode
> > (which reduces the load on the MAPS servers and speeds up your local
> > use).
> At least one of us thinks the zone transfer mode was not free; and,

You always had to sign a paper for the RBL zone transfer, but RSS and
DUL were not restricted at all.  All three were restricted a couple of
months ago with the requirement that you pay.  We decided that it was
well worth it.

If this is truly what is happening with Yahoo (and others - just
mentioning them by name because someone else said they are one with the
problem), even after the subscription for zone transfer went into
effect, I would have figured they could afford to pay 5� per mailbox per
year (and MAPS might have even worked out a better rate than that for
the big guys).

> at least one of us thinks the sendmail configuration we were using was
> taken from the site as is.

You don't have to change your MTA config for zone transfer mode.  You
just configure the nameservers your MTA uses to do the zone transfers.
The MTA still makes the requests to the nameserver, but the nameserver
now has the data directly without having to go look it up on the

> At least one of us has a reputation for being wrong from time to time.

I don't think I've been around here enough to come up with a reputation,
good, bad, or indifferent. :-)
Chris Adams <[email protected]>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.