Postfix anti-antivirus (was Re: [linux-elitists] procmail recipe for mydoom?)

Ben Finney ben@benfinney.id.au
Tue Feb 10 16:09:58 PST 2004


On 11-Feb-2004, Martin Pool wrote:
> On 11 Feb 2004, Ben Finney <ben@benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> > Or, better, the recipients of the bounce messages can pressure the
> > smarthost to stop accepting the malware in the first place.
> 
> Why doesn't the person at the destination address do that?  Why shift
> the work onto the person whose address was forged?

The destination has already reacted exactly the way the relay MTA should
have: by rejecting the message at SMTP time.  The work is not being
shifted by the destination, but *by the relay*.

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Ben Finney <ben@benfinney.id.au>
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