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Re: what the heck do i do now?
- From: Ross Hosman
- Date: Wed Jan 31 20:54:01 2007
Or just have everydns [or insert other free dns provider] handle your
primary dns and let them handle the traffic, problem solved (for you
Personally I have no sympathy to people who are using outdated dnsbl's
(especially from 1999), I would consider the wildcard if you want to
actually solve the problem instead of dealing with it yourself or having to
hand it off to someone else.
You may also take that list of ips (with over 100 queries or so) and turn on
the dnsbl with those ips added (they will only reject mail from each other
but it might give some a clue).
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Ulevitch" <davidu@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Paul Vixie" <paul@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 7:15 PM
Subject: Re: what the heck do i do now?
Paul Vixie wrote:
bear with me, this appears to be about DNS but it's actually about
maps.vix.com has been gone since 1999 or so. mail-abuse.org is the new
i've tried just about everything to get traffic toward the old domain
stop... right now there's a DNAME but it made no real difference.
Not offering a solution but a bit of an explanation perhaps...
"If you do not supply any -r options, rblsmtpd tries an RBL source of
rbl.maps.vix.com. This will be changed in subsequent versions."
So checking the last released version:
/ucspi-tcp-0.88# grep -hn maps.vix.com rblsmtpd.c
193: if (flagwantdefaultrbl) rbl("rbl.maps.vix.com");
Looks like that could be a cause of some of your pain...
Not everyone runs rblsmptd on their mailserver, but I know lots of large
mail servers that run rblsmptd (qmail).
The fact that the option is the default without being explicit means that
at least some folks don't even know maps.vix.com zones are no longer
present and the current failure case is not impacting them.