[linux-elitists] tmda

Greg Folkert greg@gregfolkert.net
Mon Sep 22 13:28:02 PDT 2003

On Mon, 2003-09-22 at 15:36, George Georgalis wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> First off, apologies for the tmda confirm requests some of you have
> received.
> I installed tmda this weekend and all seems okay, accept some
> linux-elitist posts.
> The (envelope) Return-Path field is
> "linux-elitists-bounces@zgp.org"
> one of my incoming filter rules is
> to-file ~/.tmda/lists/whitelist_to ok
> the whitelist file contains
> linux-elitists*@zgp.org
> I've also used an incoming filter rule
> from-file ~/.tmda/lists/whitelist_from ok
> which also contains
> linux-elitists*@zgp.org
> still, some posts are not matching the tmda whitelist and showing like
> this in the log....
> Date: Mon Sep 22 13:41:44 EDT 2003
> Sndr: linux-elitists-bounces@zgp.org
> From: Ari Jort <arijort@speakeasy.net>
>   To: georgw@galis.org
> Subj: Re: [linux-elitists] Swen
> Actn: CONFIRM pending 1064252503.12096.msg                              (1085)
> Can anyone give me a clue why?
Yeap... it's malware, shifting the burden off proving who you are from
spoofed headers. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong Wrong. Challenge and Response
setups are sick. And cause as much e-mail to combat spam and virii as it
does save.

apt-get remove --purge tmda

Is the ONLY SANE answer. C-R systems push the burden off to unsuspecting
other third parties not even connected to most of the mail sent this
way. Any C-R I get goto /dev/null.

greg, greg@gregfolkert.net
REMEMBER ED CURRY! http://www.iwethey.org/ed_curry

Were giraffe's antennae to sprout from your barnacled elbows, one could
but weep for the pretense of a fallen chamber pot.
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