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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 ( 
) []) by (8.8.8/8.8.5) with SMTP id XAA19893 
) for <[email protected]>; 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 ([email protected] [])

means my mail server identified itself as "," with a real
host name of "" and IP of, and an ident reply of

Daniel Reed <[email protected]> (ask me for my PGP key)
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