l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2001 Dec 30 17:14

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
[vox-tech] exim / rbl problem resolved
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[vox-tech] exim / rbl problem resolved

first, i'd like to thank ted for the cool info on the difference between ordb
and orbz.   i chose ordb; it sounded like you definitely had an opinion on
the issue.  that's *exactly* the sort of input i was hoping to get.

second, i'd like to post a cool resource for other debian users:


apparently, you can use a bunch of different services.  nice!   there seems
to be a slight mistake in the 'rbl_reject_recipients' description.  you
should tack on a "= true" at the end of the directive.  see below.

third, my systems are now configured to not accept mail from open relays.
i've tested it, and it worked.   here is what the relevent portion of my
exim.conf looks like:

  # Exim contains support for the Realtime Blocking List (RBL) that is being
  # maintained as part of the DNS. See http://maps.vix.com/rbl/ for
  # background. Uncommenting the following line will make Exim reject mail
  # from any host whose IP address is blacklisted in the RBL at maps.vix.com.
  # reject messages whose sending host is in ORDB
  rbl_domains = relays.ordb.org/reject
  # check all hosts other than those on internal network
  rbl_hosts = !
  # but allow mail to postmaster@my.dom.ain even from rejected host
  recipients_reject_except = postmaster@my.dom.ain
  # change some logging actions (collect more data)
  rbl_log_headers = true    # log headers of accepted ORDBed messages
  rbl_log_rcpt_count = true  # log recipient info of accepted ORDBed messages
  # The action for domains without either of these is controlled by
  # rbl_reject_recipients, which implies `/reject' when set.
  rbl_reject_recipients = true
  rbl_warn_header = false

i've been getting between 1 and 5 spams an hour.  it'll be interesting to see
what happens.


               ** Please don't send me html email **
PGP Fingerprint: B9F1 6CF3 47C4 7CD8 D33E  70A9 A3B9 1945 67EA 951D
PGP Public Key:  finger p@dirac.org
vox-tech mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
Sunset Systems
Who graciously hosts our website & mailing lists!