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Re: spam-tools?

  • To: Valentin Hilbig < >
  • From: Sabri Berisha < >
  • Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 10:15:37 +0200 (CEST)
  • Approved: sabri@localhost

On Fri, 15 Jun 2001, Valentin Hilbig wrote:


> ORBS ( ) is R.I.P. and I think this is good as it
> tested my relays regardless that I did not want ORBS to test my relays ever.

If you do not operate an open relay I see absolutely no reason to object
to those scans. If you are (were I should say) being scanned by the ORBS
relaytester, you have been nominated by someone who had reasons to think
your mailserver did relay for third parties. Being scanned and seeing your
server not to be listed in any of ORBS's lists should be seen as a
compliment, not as an act of hostility. Unfortunately, most system
operators do.

> So ORBS did an illegal action in my point of view and I don't want illegal
> things to happen in Internet.

If ORBS would scan you with the intent do send unsolicited bulk email
through your server you would have a point.

Please do note that where you read "ORBS" you could read any other
relaytester which tests with the purpose of informing *you* of any
misconfigurations and therefor protecting *you* against your own possible

For the record: I am not an ORBS fan or a MAPS fan. I operate a network
with a large number of mailers (mostly controlled by customers) and
whenever I get a notice (regardless who it sends me) one of the boxes in
my network is an open relay I'm thankfull for the time those volunteers
take to warn me about it. And of course, I shut them down at once.

Regards,                      __________________
Sabri Berisha                /\ ___/
                            /- \ _/  Business Internet Trends BV
SAB666-RIPE                /--- \/           __________________

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