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Re: trapdoor.merit.edu and other impatient Postfix mailers everywhere (fwd)
Once upon a time, Larry Sheldon <firstname.lastname@example.org> said: > > It is interesting to see some of the sites that not only use(d) the MAPS > > lists for free, but didn't even bother to do the zone transfer mode > > (which reduces the load on the MAPS servers and speeds up your local > > use). > > At least one of us thinks the zone transfer mode was not free; and, You always had to sign a paper for the RBL zone transfer, but RSS and DUL were not restricted at all. All three were restricted a couple of months ago with the requirement that you pay. We decided that it was well worth it. If this is truly what is happening with Yahoo (and others - just mentioning them by name because someone else said they are one with the problem), even after the subscription for zone transfer went into effect, I would have figured they could afford to pay 5¢ per mailbox per year (and MAPS might have even worked out a better rate than that for the big guys). > at least one of us thinks the sendmail configuration we were using was > taken from the vix.com site as is. You don't have to change your MTA config for zone transfer mode. You just configure the nameservers your MTA uses to do the zone transfers. The MTA still makes the requests to the nameserver, but the nameserver now has the data directly without having to go look it up on the Internet. > At least one of us has a reputation for being wrong from time to time. I don't think I've been around here enough to come up with a reputation, good, bad, or indifferent. :-) -- Chris Adams <email@example.com> Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.