Postfix anti-antivirus (was Re: [linux-elitists] procmail recipe for mydoom?)
Tue Feb 10 18:36:14 PST 2004
On 11-Feb-2004, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Ben Finney">
> > The misbehaving MTA is the one that:
> > - accepts the malware for delivery to a third person
> > - tries to deliver it to the destination, which rejects it
> > - sends a bounce message to the forged sender address
> Meanwhile, there's shrapnel in *everyone's* butt.
Not at all. The destination has no shrapnel, since they rejected the
message. That's a solution that scales: every MTA that rejects it is
one less MTA acting as a vector for the shrapnel.
\ "In general my children refuse to eat anything that hasn't |
`\ danced on television." -- Erma Bombeck |
Ben Finney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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