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

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Tue Feb 10 23:14:10 PST 2004


on Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 12:26:41PM +1100, Martin Pool (mbp@sourcefrog.net) wrote:
> On 10 Feb 2004, Phil Mayers <p.mayers@imperial.ac.uk> wrote...
> 
> The secret of good comedy is timing.  I just got a false bounce from
> an Exim machine at Imperial College.  Thanks very much.
> 
> Had it done the sensible thing and sequestered/dropped the virus
> email, the volume of crap email would have dropped by one iota.
> 
> 
> ---------------------------
> From MAILER-DAEMON  Tue Feb 10 23:43:36 2004
> From: Mail Delivery System <Mailer-Daemon@doc.ic.ac.uk>
> Subject: Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender
> Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 12:43:33 +0000
> To: mbp@samba.org
> 
> This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.
> 
> A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
> recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:
> 
>   peter@doc.ic.ac.uk:
>     unknown local-part "peter" in domain "doc.ic.ac.uk"
> 
> ------ This is a copy of the message, including all the headers. ------
> 
> Return-path: <mbp@samba.org>
> Received: from exim by finch.doc.ic.ac.uk with spam-scanned (Exim 3.16 #1)
>         id 1AqXEj-0001rp-00
>         for peter@doc.ic.ac.uk; Tue, 10 Feb 2004 12:43:33 +0000
> Received: from lon1-relay-1.mail.demon.net ([194.217.242.208] helo=relay-1.mail.demon.net)
                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>         by finch.doc.ic.ac.uk with esmtp (Exim 3.16 #1)
>         id 1AqXEj-0001rm-00
>         for peter@doc.ic.ac.uk; Tue, 10 Feb 2004 12:43:33 +0000

Yes, well, what finch.doc.ic.ac.uk should have done was stuffed this
back in the maw of demon.net.

Now if demon.net wants to spew to the world, right-thinking people
everywhere will LART its admins and reject its bounces.


Peace.

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