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Re: SMTP store and forward requires DSN for integrity (was Re:Clueless anti-virus )

  • From: Micheal Patterson
  • Date: Fri Dec 09 13:42:11 2005





----- Original Message ----- From: "Geo." <geoincidents@nls.net>
To: <nanog@merit.edu>
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 10:59 AM
Subject: RE: SMTP store and forward requires DSN for integrity (was Re:Clueless anti-virus )



It doesn't matter what the notifications look like.  There is no reason
that
my SMTP server should be subject to more than TEN THOUSAND of these damned
things every day, <<

I hear you but you and I both know AV companies are not going to give up the
automated spamming feature that easily. A standard message beginning they
might be willing to impliment in a relatively short time and AV software is
constantly updated so this could make a difference and happen relatively
quickly.

As for the quantity you receive, its nothing compared to the amount of spam
those infected machines are soon going to be generating.

George Roettger
Netlink Services

They may not a choice if those that are being hammered with their auto-generated DSN's deem it unusually high traffic rate and simply black list the domains using these devices. AOL.com comes to mind and a few others in the recent weeks that are hammering me with notifications that weren't sent by anyone within my network.

That's the problem that I'm looking at George, the amount of traffic that those systems will be generating in the future. Including the bogus DSN's that are a direct result of that initial burst traffic.

Mike P.