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Re: Suggestion for improved identD

  • From: Daniel Reed
  • Date: Tue May 19 23:06:13 1998

On Tue, 19 May 1998, Troy Davis wrote:
) An example SMTP header:
) 
) Received: from evilspammer (207-172-189-146.s67.as3.plb.erols.com 
) [207.172.189.146]) by smtp2.erols.com (8.8.8/8.8.5) with SMTP id XAA19893 
) for <joe@test.com>; Mon, 18 May 1998 23:34:27 -0400 (EDT)
) 
) In common implementations*, "evilspammer" will be the identd reply.  Since
) it's easily forgable, simply disregard it and go by the IP address (and
) hostname, if shown).
Actually, in that example, ther was no ident reply from the remote host.
"evilspammer" is just the name given when the remote host gives his EHLO
or HELO.

Received: from mail.n.ml.org (djr@narnia.mhv.net [199.0.0.118])
	  ...

means my mail server identified itself as "mail.n.ml.org," with a real
host name of "narnia.mhv.net" and IP of 199.0.0.118, and an ident reply of
"djr."

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Daniel Reed <n@ml.org> (ask me for my PGP key)
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