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RE: and other impatient Postfix mailers everywhere (fwd)

  • From: Mitch Halmu
  • Date: Thu Aug 02 21:28:22 2001

On Thu, 2 Aug 2001, John A. Tamplin wrote:

> On Thu, 2 Aug 2001, Larry Sheldon wrote:
> > > How do you think those references got there?  Could it be that enough 
> > > people requested it and asked how to do it with older versions of 
> > > sendmail that it was made an optional part of the standard configuration?
> > 
> > Probably not.
> > 
> > Can you say "bait and switch", boys and girls.
> > 
> > Right out of Mad Man Muntz's handbook.
> As I recall, the first modifications to use RBL in sendmail were done
> elsewhere, eventually a link was included on the sendmail site, and then
> it was part of the configuration.
> I can see you are bitter about the impact on your mailservers.  I am not
> happy about the way it was done as well, but assuming it was malacious
> seems excessive.

The modifications were done at Paul Vixie's specific request. So was 
"best practices" RFC 2505. Any doubt about that? Read the articles:

Don't believe me. Believe the words of Paul Vixie and Eric Allman.