Double Irony! (was Re: [linux-elitists] ruben's stupid filter)
Karsten M. Self
Sun Mar 24 17:34:08 PST 2002
on Sun, Mar 24, 2002, Dan Wilder (email@example.com) wrote:
> Unfortunately the RFCs appear to prohibit validating the actual
> sending host against DNS and then declining mail based on that
> validation. That'd catch a large part of the spam that comes in.
> Aside from RFC considerations, this is not feasible on pragmatic
> grounds: way too many legitimate hosts with broken DNS.
OTOH, if broken DNS started resulting in, e.g.: mass email failures,
sites would clean up right fast.
A long time ago, on a list far, far away, someone asked how they could
prevent all the "WARNING: ..." messages showing up in his program logs.
My reply: fix your coding errors.
Bouncing ill-formed mail is *not* a bad thing. Standards without
consequences are not standards.
Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
Keep software free. Oppose the CBDTPA. Kill S.2048 dead.
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