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RE: Lazy network operators
> John Curran wrote: > If we can fix this by changing default behavior to make such > machines less useful to hackers, while still allowing anyone > who wants to originate to do so at will via configuration, > what is the harm? Besides architectural purity (which still bears weight) the problem is that configuration costs money. I have my own SMTP server at home because I'm not happy with my ISP's smarthost. That same ISP can't reverse-lookup my static IP to return a PTR that has my domain name in it, explain me how they will build a filter that un-filters port 25 for my IP and does not for the next one. Michel.